New Mexico Hate Crime Law Put to Test

New Mexico's hate crimes law may be applied for the first time, in a brutal attack on two gay men in Santa Fe. The controversial law allows for one year to be added to a sentence if the crime is deemed to be a hate crime. A grand jury will consider the matter today.

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Correction March 24, 2005

This story incorrectly states that Santa Fe has the second-largest number of gay couples in America. It should have stated the second-largest number of gay couples per capita in America.

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