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WASHINGTON, November 14, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com)  Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah has again disappointed life and family leaders in the U.S. by supporting “hate crimes” legislation which includes the legally undefined term “sexual orientation”.  Hatch has formerly voted against such legislation however he is now pushing the legislation with notorious anti-life and anti-family Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy.

A similar legislative proposal in Canada, Bill C-250, has passed the House of Commons and was recently debated in the Canadian Senate. In perhaps the clearest and most succinct description of the legislation, Liberal Senator Anne Cools said, “Bill C-250 is directed at those Canadians whose moral opinions are unwanted by an elite group of homosexual rights activists, a group that is well connected to the government and who seek to overwhelm their opponents and to impose their moral views on them. This elite disagrees morally with millions of Canadians. Not content merely to disagree with them and to co-exist with them, this elite, by Bill C-250, seeks to persecute and to prosecute them criminally.”  This latest action by Senator Hatch comes on the heels of another action which distressed pro-life leaders.  The Senator, formerly thought to be conservative, backed a proposal which overtly allowed human cloning for ‘therapeutic purposes’ where the human clones created would be experimented on and killed before birth.  See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:  Canadian Senator Cools Warns Colleagues of “Danger and Enormity” of Homosexual Hate Crime Bill   https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2003/oct/03102803.html

See the Washington Times coverage:  https://www.washtimes.com/national/20031112-115215-9311r.htm

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