Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
"Victims of anti-gay violence would gain new federal protections under a revived and expanded hate crimes bill passed by the House on Wednesday [Apr. 29, 2009] over conservatives' objections.
Hate crimes - as defined by the bill - are those motivated by prejudice and based on someone's race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability."
"House Bill Would Provide Gays New Protections," Associated Press, Apr. 30, 2009