Friday, February 19, 2016

Senator says LDS Church ‘snuffed out’ hate crimes bill

From Utah-

While the LDS Church may not be in support of the bill, the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City and the Episcopal Diocese of Utah joined Thursday's news conference to offer their support. So did people who said they were victims of hate crimes.

Rusty Andrade and Maxwell Christen said they were attacked outside a gay bar shortly after Utah's same-sex marriage ban was overturned. State and federal prosecutors explored whether they could pursue a hate crime charge -- but ultimately decided there was nothing they could do.

"It hurts knowing the LDS Church doesn't want to protect Utahns in this sense," said Christen.

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