Gay Rights bills languish in Congress

Cassels, Peter
October 2002
Bay Windows;10/3/2002, pN.PAG
Focuses on the discharge petition filed by Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.), ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, called the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, to move a hate-crimes bill to the U.S. House floor for debate, as of October 2002. Sponsors of the bill; Response of gay rights advocates to the petition; Importance for Democrats to gain control of Congress in the mid-term elections in November.


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