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This is IN THE NEWS in VOA Special English.

 

This week, President Obama signed an expansion of federal law on hate crimes. Such laws provide more investigative resources or longer sentences, or both, for crimes driven by prejudice.

 

Until now, federal law has covered crimes based on a victim's race, color, religion or national origin. Congress first acted in nineteen sixty-eight after the murder of civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

 

Now, after years of effort by gay rights groups and others, the law will include sexual orientation. And it will extend protection to those victimized because of their gender or gender identity or a disability.

 

The new act passed by Congress is named for two victims of hate crimes. Matthew Shepard was a gay college student murdered in Wyoming in nineteen ninety-eight. That same year, three white men in Texas beat a black man, James Byrd Junior, and pulled him to his death behind a truck.

 

Democrats attached the new hate crimes legislation to a major defense bill that had to be passed. Republicans wanted to consider it separately. John Boehner, the minority leader in the House of Representatives, called it "thought crimes" legislation and "radical social policy."

 

In a statement, he said "all violent crimes should be prosecuted vigorously." The legislation, he said, "places a higher value on some lives than others."

 

Most of the states also have some form of laws of their own dealing with hate crimes. More than seven thousand six hundred incidents were reported nationwide in two thousand seven, the most recent year available. Seventeen percent were linked to sexual orientation.

 

Frederick Lawrence is a dean at George Washington University Law School. He says the United States has been somewhat of a leader in passing hate crimes legislation. Now such laws are becoming more common internationally.

 

They take different forms in different countries. For example, some countries ban speech that could incite hatred. Germany bans showing symbols of its Nazi past.

 

In the United States, free speech is protected by the Constitution. But social and religious conservatives expressed fears that they might now be accused of a hate crime if they denounced homosexuality. Professor Lawrence says the new federal law -- meant to prevent violence -- will not limit free speech rights.

 

On a separate issue, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week criticized international efforts by Islamic countries to ban anti-religious speech.

 

HILLARY CLINTON: "The best antidote to intolerance is not the 'Defamation of Religions' approach of banning and punishing offensive speech, but rather a combination of robust legal protections against discrimination and hate crimes, proactive government outreach to minority religious groups, and a vigorous defense of both freedom of religion and expression."

 

The Organization of the Islamic Conference has been urging the United Nations to approve anti-defamation measures.

 

And that's IN THE NEWS in VOA Special English, written by Brianna Blake. You can find transcripts and podcasts of our programs -- and share comments -- at www.putclub.com. I'm Bob Doughty.

 

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This is in the news in VOA special english.
This week, president Obama signed a expansion of federal law on hate crimes. Such laws provide more investigate resources or longer sentences or both for crimes driven by prejudice. Until now, federal law has covered crimes based on a victim's race, color, religion or national origin. Congress first acted in 1968 after the murder of civil rights leader Martin Luther King. Now, after years of effort by gay rights group and others, the law will include sexual orientation and it will extent protection to those victimized because of their gender or gender identity or a disability. The new Act passed by Congress is named for two victims of hate crimes.
Matthews * was a gay college student murdered in Wyoming in 1998. That same year, three white men in taxi beat a black man James * Jr and pulled him to his death behind a truck. Democrats attached the new hate crimes legislation to a major defence bill that has to be passed. Republicians want to consider it seperately.
John *, the minority leader in the House of representitives called it fight crimes legislation and radical social policy. In a statement, he said all violent crime should be prosecuted vigorously. The legislation, he said, places a higher value on some wives than others. Most of the states also have some form of laws of their own, dealing with hate crimes. More than 7,600 incidents were reported nation wide in 2007, the most recent year available, 17% were link to sexual orientation.
* is a dean at George Washington University law's group. He says the US has been somewhat a leader in passing hate crime legislation. Now such laws have becoming more common internationally. They take different forms in different countries. For example, some countries ban speech that could inside hatred. Germany bands showing samples of its Nazi past. In the US, free speech has protected by the Constitution. But social and religious conservatives expressed fears that they might now be accused of a hate crime. They denounced homo-sexuality.
Professor * says the new federal law meant to prevent violence will not limit free speech rights. On a seperate issue, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week criticized international efforts by Islamic countries to ban anti-religious speech.
The best antidote to intolerance is not the deformation of religions approach of banning and punishing offence speech, but rather the combination of robust legal protections against the discrimination and hate crimes. Proactive government outrage to minority religious groups in the vigorous defence of both freedom of religion and expression..
The organization of the Islamic conference has been urging the United Nations to approve anti-deformation measures.



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This is in the news in VOA special English
This week president Obama signed an expansion of federal law on hate crimes. Such laws provide more investigated resources or longer sentences or both for crimes driven by prejudice. Until now federal law has covered crimes based on a victim’s race, color, religion or national origin. Congress first acted it in 1968 after the murder of civil rights leader Martin Luther King.
Now after years of effort by gay rights groups and others the law will include sexual orientation. And it will extend protection to those victimized because of their gender or gender identity or a disability. The new act passed by Congress is named for two victims of hate crimes. Matthew S. was a gay college student murdered in Wyoming in 1998. That same year, three white men in Texas beat a black man, James B. Junior and pulled him to his death behind a truck. Democrats attached the new hate crime legislation to a major defense bill that had to be passed.
Republican S. considered it separately. John B., the minority leader in the House of Representatives, called it flood crimes of legislation and radical social policy. In a statement he said, all violent crimes should be prosecuted vigorously. The legislation, he said, place a higher value on some lives than others. Most of the states also have some form of laws of their own, dealing with hate crimes. More than 7600 incidents were reported nationwide in 2007, the most recent year available. Seventeen percent were linked to sexual orientation.
Forgery Laurence is a dean at George Washington University law school. He says the United States has been somewhat of a leader in passing hate crimes legislation. Now such laws are becoming more common internationally. They take different forms in different countries. For example, some countries ban speech that could insight hatred. Germany bans showing symbols of its Nazi past. In the United States, for which speech is protected by the Constitution, but some social and religious conservatives, expressed fears that they might now be accused of a hate crime if they denounced homosexuality. Professor Laurence says the new federal law meant to prevent violence will not limit free speech rights.
On a separate issue, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton this week criticized international efforts by Islamic countries to ban anti-religious speech. “The best anti-doubt to a tolerance is not the defamation of religious approach of banning and punishing offensive speech but rather a combination of robust legal protection against discrimination, end hate crimes, proactive government outreach to minority religious groups and vigorous defense of both freedom of religion and expression.”
The organization of the Islamic conference has been urging the United Nations to approve anti-defamation measures.
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This is in the news in VOA Special English.

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And that's in the news in VOA Special English written by Bribreak.You can find transcripts and broadcasts of our programs at VOA Special English.com. I'm Bob Dorty.

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This is In the News in VOA Special English.

This week, President Obama signed an expansion of federal law on hate crimes. Such laws provide more investigated resources or longer citizens or both for crime driven by projuduce.

Until now, federel law has covered crimes based on the victim's race, color, religion, or national origin.

Congress first acted in 1968 after the murder of Suverlise leader Martin Luther King. Now, after years of efforts by gay rights groups and others, the law will include sexual orintation and it will stand for section to those victim race because of their gender identity or a disability.

The new act passed by Congress is named for two victims of hate crimes. Mathrew Sharper was a gay college student, murdered in Wyoming in 1998. That same year, there white men in Taxes bet a black man, James Bord Junior, and pulled him to his death behind a truck.

Danmarcrats attached a hew hate crime legislation to a major defense bill that had to be passed. Republicans want to consider it separately. Jone Bener, the umonority leader in the house of  repersentives called it fack crime legislation and rightical social policy. In a statement, he said, all violen crimes should be prosicuted vigorisly. The legislation, he said, pleases a higher value on some lives than others.

Most of the states also have some form of their own dealing with hate crimes. More than seven thousand six hundred insidence were reported nation right in 2007. The most reason year of availble. Seventeen percent were linked to sexual orintation.

Fedrick Lawrens is a dean at George Washington University Law School. He says the United States has been somewhat of a leader in passing hate crimes legislation. Now, such laws are becoming more common internationally.

They take different forms in different countries. For example, some countries ban speech that could inside hatred. Germany bans showing simple of its Nazi past.

In the United States, free speech is protected by the constetuition. But social and religion conservatives expressed fairs that they might now be accused  of a hate crime, if they do nance humosexuality.

Professor Lawrens says the new federal law meant to prevent violence will not limit free speech rights. On a separate issue, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week criticized international efforts by eslami countries to ban anti-religious speech.

The best anti dote to intalorance is not the defination of religions approach of banning and punishing offensive speech, but rather a combination of robast a legal protection against discrimination and hate crimes, proactive government outreached by minority religious groups, and a vigoris defense of both freedom of religion and expression.

The organization of the eslami conference has been urging the United Nations to approve anti defamation measures.

And that's In the News in VOA Special English, written by Brianna Blake. You can find transcripts and podcasts of our programs and share comments at voaspecialenglish.com. I'm Bob Doughty.

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    This is  in the NEWS in VOA Special English.

This week, President Obama signed an expansion of Federal Law on hate crimes. Such laws provided more investigated resources or longer sentences or both for crime driven by prejudice. Until now Federal law has covered crimes based on a victim’s race, color, religion or national origin. Congress first acted in 1968 after the murder of civil right leader Martin Luther King. Now after years of effort by gay rights group and others, the law will include sexual orientation, and it will extend protection to those victimized because of their gender, gender identity, or a disability.

The new act passed by congress is named for two victims of hate crimes. M S was a gay college student murdered in Wyoming in 1998. At same year, three white men in Texas beat a black man James B Junior and pulled him to his death behind a truck. Democrats attach the new hate crime legislation to a major defense bill that had to be passed. Republicans want to consider it separately, John B the minority leader in the House of Representatives call it fight crimes legislation and radical social policy. In a statement, he said all violent crimes should be prosecuted vigorously. The legislation he said places a higher value on some lives than others. Most of the states also have some forms of laws of their own dealing with hate crimes.

More than 7,600 incidents were reported nationwide in 2007, the most recent year available. Seventeen percent were linked to sexual orientation.

F Lawrence is a dean at George Washington university law school. He says the United States has been somewhat of a leader in passing hate crimes legislation. Now such laws are becoming more common internationally. They take different forms in different countries. For example, some countries ban speech that could insight hatred. Germany bans showing symbols of its Nazi past. In the United States free speech is protected by the Constitution. But social and religious conservatives express their fears that they might now be accused by hate crime if they denounced homosexuality. Professor Lawrence says the new Federal law mean to prevent violence will not limit free speech rights. On a separate issue, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week criticized international efforts by Islamic countries to ban anti-religious speech.

“The best anti-doubt to an tolerance is not the defamation of religion approach of banning and punishing offensive speech, but rather a combination of robust legal protection against discrimination, end hate crimes, proactive government outreach to minority religion groups and vigorous defense of both freedom of religion and expression.”

The organization of the Islamic conference has been urging the United Nations to improve anti-defamation measures.

And that’s in the NEWS in VOA Special English written by Brianna Blake. I’m Bob Doughty.
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This is in the news in VOA special English.
This week president Obama signed an expansion of that federal  law on hate crimes. Such laws provide more investigative resources or longer sentences or both for crimes driven by prejudice. Until now, federal law has cover crimes based on the victims' race, color, religion or national origin.
Congress first acted in 1968 after the murder of civil right's leader Martin Luther King. Now, after year's of effort by gay rights group send other the law willing include sexual orientation. And it will like stand for traction to those victim eyes because of their gender or gender identity or a disability.
The new act passed by congress is named for two victims of hate crimes. Matthew Sh was a gay college student murdered in victims of  hate crimes in Wiming in 1998. That same year, three white men in taxis beat a black man J and pulled him to his death behind a truck. Democrats attached the new hate crime's legislation to a major defence built that had to be passed. Republican want to consider it separately.
J, the minority leader in the house of representatives called it flack crime legislation and radical social policy. In a statement, he said all violent crimes should be prosecute vigorously. The legislation he said this is higher value on some wives than others. Most of the states also have some form of law is their own dealing with hate crimes. More than 7600 incidence were reported nationwide in 2007. The most resent year available 17% were linked to sexual orientation.
P.L. is a dean at George Washington University law school. He says the United State has been some what of that leader in passing hate crimes legislation. Now such laws are becoming more common internationally. They take different forms in different countrys. For example, some countrys ban speech that could inside hatred. Germany bans showing samples of its Nazi's past. In the US, free speech is protected by the Constitution. But social and religious conservatives express theirs that they might now be accused of a hate crime if they denounce homosexuality.
P.L. Says the new federal law meant to prevent violence will not limit free speech rights. On a separate issue, secretary of state Hilary contend this week, criticized international efforts by Islamic countries to ban anti-religious speech. “The best anti-doubt to intolerance is not the definition of religions approach of banning and punishing offensive speech, but rather recombination of robust league protection against discrimination and hate crimes. Proactive government outrage to minority religious groups and  vagaries defence of both freedom religion and expression.
The organization of the Islamic Conference has been urging the UN to approve anti-definition majors.
And that's in the news in VOA special English, written by B.B. You can find transcripts and broadcasts of our programs at VOA Special English.com. I'm Bob Dorty.


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This week President Obama signed an expansion of federal law on hate crimes. Such laws provide more investigated resources or longer sentences or both for crimes driven by prejudice. Until now federal law has covered crimes based on a victim’s race, color, religion or national origin. Congress first acted it in 1968 after the murder of civil rights leader Martin Luther King. Now after years of effort by gay rights groups and others the law will include sexual orientation. And it will extend --- to those victimised because of their gender or gender identity or disability. The new act passed by Congress is named for two victims of hate crimes. M-- S--was a gay college student murdered in W-- in 1998. A the same year, three white men in Texas beat a black man, James B-- Junior and pulled him to his death behind a truck. Democrats attached the new hate crime legislation to a major defense bill that had to be passed. Republicans want to considered it ---. John B--, the minority leader in the House of Representatives, called it --- crimes of legislation and radical social policy. In a statement he said, all violent crimes should be prosecuted vigorously. The legislation, he said, place a higher value on some lives than others. Most of the states also have some form of laws of their own dealing with hate crimes. More than 7600 --- were reported nationwide in 2007, the most recent year ----. Seventeen percent were linked to sexual orientation.--- Laurence is the dean at George Washington University law school. He says the United States has been somewhat of a leader passing hate crimes legislation. Now such laws are becoming more common internationally. They take different forms in different countries. For example, some countries ban speech that could insight hatred. --- showing symbols of its --- past. In the United States, for speech is protected by the Constitution, but some social and religious conservatives expressed fears that they might now be accused of a hate crime if they denounced homosexuality. Professor Laurence says the new federal law meant to prevent violence will not limit free speech rights. On a separate issue, Secretary of State Hilary  this week criticized international efforts by Islamic countries to ban anti-religious speech. “The best anti--- to a tolerance is not the definition of religious approach of -- and punishing offensive speech but rather a combination --- legal protection against discrimination and hate crimes, proactive government outreach to minority religious groups and vigorous defense of both freedom of religion and expression.”The organization of the Islamic conference has been urging the United Nations to approve anti-definition measures.
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This is in the NEWS in VOA Special English.

This week president Obama signed an expansion of federal law on hate crimes. Such laws provide more investigative resources or longer sentences or both for crimes driven by prejudice. Until now federal law has covered crimes based on a victim's race, color, religion or national origin. Congress first acted in nineteen sixty eight after the murder of civil rights leader Martin Luther King. Now after years of effort by gay rights groups and others, the law will include sexual orientation, and it will extend protection to those victimized because of their gender, or gender identity, or a disability.

The new act passed by congress is named for two victims of hate crimes. ** was a gay college student murdered in Wyoming in nineteen ninety eight. That same year, three white men in Taxes beat a black man ** and pulled him to his death behind a truck. Democrats attached the new hate crimes legislation to a major defense bill that had to be passed. Republicans want to consider it separately. ** the minority leader in the house of representatives called it thought crimes legislation and radical social policy. In a statement he said all violent crimes should be prosecuted vigorously. The legislation he said places a higher value on some lives than others.

Most of the states also have some form of laws of their own dealing with hate crimes. More than seven thousand six hundred incidents were reported nationwide in two thousand seven. The most recent year available. Seventeen percent were linked to sexual orientation. ** is a dean at George Washington university law school. He says the United States has been somewhat of a leader in passing hate crimes legislation.

Now such laws are becoming more common internationally. They take different forms in different countries. For example Some countries ban speech that could incite hatred. Germany bans showing symbols of its Nazi past. In the United States free speech is protected by the constitution. Social and religious conservatives expressed fears that they might now be accused of a hate crime, if they denounced homosexuality. Professor ** says the new federal law meant to prevent violence will not limit free speech rights.

On a separate issue, secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week criticized international efforts by Islamic countries to ban anti religious speech. the Best antidote to intolerance is not the defamation of religions' approach of banning and punishing offensive speech, but rather a combination of robust legal protections against discrimination and hate crimes proactive government outreach to minority religious groups and a vigorous defense of both freedom of religion and expression. The organization of the Islamic conference has been urging the United Nations to approve anti defamation measures.

And that's in the news in VOA Special English written by **, you can find transcripts and podcasts of our programs and share comments at VOASPCIALENGLISH.com, I'm **.

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This week, President Obama signed an expansion of Federal Law on hit crimes. Such laws provide more invesgated resources or longer sentances or both for crimes driven by prejudice. Until now, Federal Law has covered crimes based on the victims' rates, colour, religion or national origin. Congress first acted in 1968 act the murder of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King. Now after years of effort by gay rights groups and others the law will include sexual orientation and it will extend protection to those victimized because of their gender or gender indentity or a disability. The new act passed by Congress is named for two victims of hit crimes.Mafew Sharperd was a gay college student, murdered in Wiomin in 1998. That same year, free whiteman in texis beat a black man James Bird Junior and put him to his death behind a truck. Democrats attached the new hit crime legislation to a major defence bill that had to be passed.
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The organization of Islamic conference has been urging the United Nations to approve anti-defamation measures. And that's IN THE NEWS in VOA Special English, written by Break. You can find transcrips and procasts of our programs and share comments at voaspecialenglish.com. I'm Bob Duty.


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This is IN THE NEWS in VOA Special English.

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Matthew Shepard was a gay college student mudured in Wyoming in 1998. That same year, 3 white men intackes in Texas beat a black man James Byrd Junior and pulled him to death behind a truck.

Democrats attached the new hate crimes legislation to a major defense bill that had to be passed. Repbulicans wanted to consider it separately. John Boehner, the majority minority leader in the house prisonertives representatives called it the thought of crime legislation and radical social policy. In the statement, he said, all the violent crimes should be prosecuted vigorously. The legislation he said places a higher value on some lives than others.

Most of states also have some forms of laws of their own dealing with hit crimes. More than 7600 incidents were reported in nation wide in 2007. The most recent year available, 17% was linked to sexual orentation.

Frederick Lawrence is a dean at George Washington University Law School. He says the US has been somewhat of leader in passing hate crime legislation. Now such laws have been becoming more common internationally. They take differenct forms in different countries. For example, some countries banned speech that could incite hit hatred. Germany bans showing symbol that is Nazi passed.

In the US, free speech is protected by constitution. But social and religious conservative expressed fear they might now be accused of hate crime if they denounced of sexual reality homosexuality. Presfessor Lawrence says the new federal law meant to prevent violence will not limite speech rights.

On a separate issue, Secreatary of State Hilary Clinton this week criticized international effort by Islamic countries banned anti-religious speech.

"The best antidote to intolerance is not defamation of regions approach of banning and punishing offensive speech. But rather a combination of robust legal protection against discrimination and hate crimes, proactive government outreach to my lolly legislation minority religious group, and vigorous defence of both free freedom of religion and expression."

The orgnization of Islamic conference has been urging the UN to approve anti-defamation measures.

And that's IN THE NEWS in VOA Special English, written by Brianna Blake. You can find transcripts and podcasts of our programs -- and share comments -- at voaspeicalenglish.com. I'm Bob Doughty.
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