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    In Slipup, Anti-Gay Okla. Lawmakers Vote to Strip Race, Religion Protections

    In Slipup, Anti-Gay Okla. Lawmakers Vote to Strip Race, Religion Protections :: EDGE Dallas

    Oklahoma accidentally voted to strip some protections based on race and religion because they cited the wrong statute.

    They were trying to remove those protections based on sexuality - Oklahoma doesn't want to abide by the recent federal change that adds sexuality-based hate crimes to the list. They cited the wrong statute and accidentally stripped some protections based on race or religion.

    The bill in question prevents local law enforcement from sharing any information with the feds about a hate crime if Oklahoma does not recognize the crime as a hate crime. So, if someone commits a religious hate crime in Oklahoma right now, they are legally barred from sharing information with the feds.

    Why they would want to remove this protection from homosexuals is beyond my powers of imagination.
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    Re: In Slipup, Anti-Gay Okla. Lawmakers Vote to Strip Race, Religion Protections

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
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    Why they would want to remove this protection from homosexuals is beyond my powers of imagination.
    Because they are right wing homophobic bigots of course.

    I have to admit.. I did chuckle a bit when I first read it over here in the tabloids... the amount of stupidity required not only to propose such a discriminatory act, but then to royally screw it up... it is almost a made for tv movie!
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    Re: In Slipup, Anti-Gay Okla. Lawmakers Vote to Strip Race, Religion Protections

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    In Slipup, Anti-Gay Okla. Lawmakers Vote to Strip Race, Religion Protections :: EDGE Dallas

    Oklahoma accidentally voted to strip some protections based on race and religion because they cited the wrong statute.

    They were trying to remove those protections based on sexuality - Oklahoma doesn't want to abide by the recent federal change that adds sexuality-based hate crimes to the list. They cited the wrong statute and accidentally stripped some protections based on race or religion.

    The bill in question prevents local law enforcement from sharing any information with the feds about a hate crime if Oklahoma does not recognize the crime as a hate crime. So, if someone commits a religious hate crime in Oklahoma right now, they are legally barred from sharing information with the feds.

    Why they would want to remove this protection from homosexuals is beyond my powers of imagination.
    Any possibility that they meant to strip the protection based on race or religion so that minorities and Muslims or non-Christians don't get these protections, but they didn't want to come right out and say that they don't think minorities should receive these protections?

    Just a thought.

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    Re: In Slipup, Anti-Gay Okla. Lawmakers Vote to Strip Race, Religion Protections

    Their motivation was entirely wrong, but I am against the concept of hate crimes in general so I can't really complain about the result. Its also damned pathetic that they could screw up and nuke the wrong part.

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    Re: In Slipup, Anti-Gay Okla. Lawmakers Vote to Strip Race, Religion Protections

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    In Slipup, Anti-Gay Okla. Lawmakers Vote to Strip Race, Religion Protections :: EDGE Dallas

    Oklahoma accidentally voted to strip some protections based on race and religion because they cited the wrong statute.

    They were trying to remove those protections based on sexuality - Oklahoma doesn't want to abide by the recent federal change that adds sexuality-based hate crimes to the list. They cited the wrong statute and accidentally stripped some protections based on race or religion.

    The bill in question prevents local law enforcement from sharing any information with the feds about a hate crime if Oklahoma does not recognize the crime as a hate crime. So, if someone commits a religious hate crime in Oklahoma right now, they are legally barred from sharing information with the feds.

    Why they would want to remove this protection from homosexuals is beyond my powers of imagination.

    They are a state full of out of control anti-gay bigots.

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    Re: In Slipup, Anti-Gay Okla. Lawmakers Vote to Strip Race, Religion Protections

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Their motivation was entirely wrong, but I am against the concept of hate crimes in general so I can't really complain about the result. Its also damned pathetic that they could screw up and nuke the wrong part.
    You don't think federal law enforcement agents should have access to information about cases they are investigating?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: In Slipup, Anti-Gay Okla. Lawmakers Vote to Strip Race, Religion Protections

    I read this on Raw Story yesterday, freaking hysterical!
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    Re: In Slipup, Anti-Gay Okla. Lawmakers Vote to Strip Race, Religion Protections

    You don't think federal law enforcement agents should have access to information about cases they are investigating?
    I think that all crimes should be investigated without concern for whether it was a hate crime or not.

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    Re: In Slipup, Anti-Gay Okla. Lawmakers Vote to Strip Race, Religion Protections

    Some of the best and brightest minds serving the constituents of Oklahoma.

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    Re: In Slipup, Anti-Gay Okla. Lawmakers Vote to Strip Race, Religion Protections

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    Some of the best and brightest minds serving the constituents of Oklahoma.
    I'm sure they have bright minds too, but they haven't figured out how to use them yet.
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