Saturday, September 29, 2007

Craig votes against hate crimes bill

On Thursday, the US Senate voted to pass the Matthew Shepard Act, which expands hate crime definitions to include violence based on sexual orientation and other factors. In order to ensure its passage, the bill was attached to an imperative defense spending bill, but even so there were some Republicans who voted against it... ironically but not surprisingly including lavatory lech Larry Craig:

"The Senate Thursday voted 60-39 to end debate on the Matthew Shepard Act, which expands federal hate crimes laws to include violence based on a victim's sexual orientation, gender, disability, and other factors. Senator Larry Craig, arrested in an airport bathroom while cruising for gay sex, voted against the legislation."

And here we have yet another example of conservative cognitive dissonance and hypocrisy, the reason it's almost impossible to resist ridiculing and denouncing Craig and his hypocritical ilk. Given that there are violent predators who seek out gays cruising for sex for the express purpose of bashing them, I can only hope Craig's vote doesn't come back to haunt him in some other public restroom, some other time.