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Dead Law Walking

• Salon (h/t The Agitator)
In 1983, New York's high court struck down as unconstitutional a 1960s-era provision that made it illegal to cruise—that is, to hit on someone in a public place. And yet in the 26 years since, on thousands of occasions, the New York Police Department has continued to enforce the defunct law, historically used to target gay people.

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 Under the new hate crimes law will domestic violence in a homosexual household be a hate crime says a commenter on Reason

Reason Morning Links: Hate Crimes, Net Neutrality, the National Debt, and the Bible

 Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann break with their own party in the NY-23 congressional race.

• The Senate endorses the latest hate crimes law.

• John McCain introduces a bill to stop the FCC from adopting new Net neutrality rules.

• Democrats look for a way to push the national debt limit past $13 trillion.

• Robert Crumb is accused of excessive Biblical literalism.

http://reason.com/blog/2009/10/23/reason-morning-links-hate-crim


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