2/19/2009 - Rep. Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford) introduced the Safer Communities Act, House Bill 207, yesterday. The bill would expand North Carolina's existing hate crimes law to include age, gender, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Equality NC is working with Rep. Harrison to support this bill."Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender North Carolinians continue to be targeted for hate crimes, but our state law fails to provide the protection afforded to other classes for acts motivated by sexual orientation or gender identity," said Ian Palmquist. "It's time for the legislature to address this issue."Rep. Pricey Harrison is leading the effort for an inclusive hate crimes law.
Rep. Harrison is joined by Representatives Verla Insko (D-Orange), Tricia Cotham (D-Mecklenburg) and Rick Glazier (D-Cumberland) as primary sponsors along with 12 co-sponsors.
The bill was referred to the Judicary I Committee.
hell I'm shock this $%^&*(@#$% didn't add domestic violence as a damn hate crime, a course that is, as they claim, it done out of love..
What is this damn world coming to.. I guess next up will be free speech as a hate crimes,,ooops i forget it is now isn't it. Boy we are being a nation of laws and government control the rights and freedoms given to us by our founding father will soon be nothing more then a damn memory...
I remember being told in World History class that every things changes, those that were enslave shall be free, adn those that are free shall be enslaved.. I guess its time for the US to be next nation to enslave it people.