If you are any American male, ever wondered why you have to register for selective service on your 18th birthday to a) get student loans, b) to have your bank deposits insured, and c) to hold a government job, yet a comparable American female does not have to have anything to do with the military? (Refusal to register could land you in jail for five years and cause you to pay a $250,000 fine.) Illinois is responsible for this because it was the state that required a three-fifths majority of both houses of its state legislature to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Moreover, the white blonde woman who is responsible for the ERA's defeat, Phyllis Schlafly, was an Illinois resident when she was trying to prevent other states from ratifying the ERA or encouraging ratified states to vote to rescind their ratifications. Illinois state legislators referred to ERA proponents who came to Illinois to persuade the state to ratify the ERA as carpetbaggers, yet Mrs. Schlafly apparently was not likewise referred to as a carpetbagger for leaving Illinois to block ratification. So not only are Illinois residents unable to play fair when it comes to federal constitutional amendments, they also believe that engaging in political activity outside one's home state is a special right for Fucking Illinois Bastards and Fucking Illinois Bastards alone. Female Fucking Illinois Bastards, sometimes called Fucking Illinois Bitches are the worst American females when it comes to trying to use female sex as a disability.
I think New York's hate crime law should not cover hatred-motivated crimes committed against Illinois residents.