Americans Love Gays!

President Bush again proves he’s out of step with his “fellow” Americans. The Commander in Chief has vowed to veto any hate crime legislation that comes his way. The majority of Americans, however, support expanding hate crime legislation.

According to a Gallup poll released yesterday, 78% of Americans support hate crime laws, while 68% believe we need to increase their size and strength. Astonishingly, 57% of self-identified conservatives think we should expand hate crime legislation. 68% of surveyed Republicans, meanwhile, also think President Bush needs to sign away. Maybe he needs to read this Gallup conclusion:

The religious and conservative leaders who are mounting a campaign against H.R. 1592 have their work cut out for them. The data reviewed in this analysis indicate that there is strong majority support for the expansion of hate crime legislation to include sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity among the general American population. Specifically, there is majority support among identifiable groups of Christians, frequent church attenders, conservatives, and Republicans for expansion of the legislation.

Will Bushie heed his people’s call? Probably not, but it’s nice to know not all conservatives are such hard-headed fools…

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  • Paul Raposo

    So the question is, why is it we only hear from the anti-gay religious people and rarely hear from the pro-gay religious poeple? Is one group choosing not speaking up, or is one group dominating the airwaves?

  • cjc

    A little from Column A, a little from column B. Some of the pro-gay religious people are afraid to speak up, and the anti-gay religious people are far more colorful and entertaining on the 24-hour-news networks.

    I have no doubt that the chimp-in-chief will dig his heels in on this one, just like with everything else.

  • Ash

    Of course Bush won’t change his mind. He’s our PRESIDENT, guys, which means he can’t ever be wrong. He’s the Decider. He went to Yale for god’s sake. He’s very very smart. Obviously we don’t need hate crime laws if he says we don’t. Okay, all better.

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