Prosecuting Hate Crimes
On Agreeing to the Amendment
House Roll Call No. 469
109th Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 223-199 (see complete tally)
On September 14, 2005, the House agreed to and amendment to add the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2005 to the Children's Safety Act of 2005 (H.R. 3132). It was passed by a vote of 223 to 199. The ACLU endorsed this amendment because it would expand the federal criminal civil rights statute to include violent acts against a person because of a person's sexual orientation, gender identity, gender or disability. It also protects First Amendment rights by providing that evidence of a person's speech or membership can be used to prove the crime only if the evidence is directly related to the violent offense. (Roll Call Vote No. 469)

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 469
Votes For : 223
Votes Against : 199
Not Voting : 11