AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
October 8, 2014
Hate Crimes Bill Voted Out of State House Judiciary Committee
On Monday HB 177, which would add “actual or perceived” “sexual orientation or gender identity” to further expand the list of protected classes in the PA hate crimes law, was voted out of the House Judiciary Committee.
Neither sexual orientation nor gender identity are defined in the bill. So . . . does sexual orientation also include sadomasochism? Susan Wright, founder of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, says that is her sexual orientation. Some are claiming being a pedophile is a sexual orientation in need of special protections and the word pedophile needs to be changed to the less disparaging term “minor-attracted persons” or MAPS.
Apparently HB 177 covers both these sexual orientations too!
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