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Hate Crimes Legislation Breaks Ground

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Hate Crimes Legislation Breaks Ground

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Hate Crimes Legislation Breaks Ground

Hate Crimes Legislation Breaks Ground

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Redefined President Obama signs into law Wednesday the Matthew Shepard Hates Crimes bill, which will extend federal hate crimes law to include crimes motivated by a victim's gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. Host Michel Martin gets reactions from several guests who have discussed the importance and the message of the Matthew Shepard Hates Crimes bill.