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Virginia GOP Votes to Kill Bill Designating anti-LGBT Crimes as Hate Crimes

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The following statement is from the Democratic Party of Virginia: 
 
Well, that didn't take long. The 2015 General Assembly session started at noon and Senate Republicans already voted to kill a bill to designate anti-LGBT crimes as hate crimes. That's right — if someone is assaulted, harassed or even killed due to their sexual orientation, it still won't be considered a hate crime.

Leading the charge to kill the bill was Mark Obenshain, who shamelessly pandered on sexual orientation in his 2013 campaign. Guess that was then, and this is now.
 

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