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June 21, 2000
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Jewish groups hailed the U.S. Senate passage of an amendment Tuesday that could lead to hate crimes legislation covering victims targeted for their sexual orientation, gender or disability. The passage of the Kennedy Amendment, which also makes federal prosecutions of hate crimes easier, does not assure new hate crimes legislation. But the 57-42 vote was seen as a boost for legislation that has been a top priority for the Clinton administration and Jewish groups.

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