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    The religious protection language in the hate crimes bill was written by Senator Brownback's office. For serious. The Senate version of the hate crimes amendment lacked first amendment protections, Senator Brownback offered an amendment to the amendment adding them, and Brownback's amendment passed resoundingly. Of course, the ACLU then immediately started protesting that Brownback's amendment didn't go far enough and we needed to go with the stronger language in the House version of the bill... go figure (I guess no one ever accused Brownback of being good at his job).

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