I'm getting tired of seeing "this is a ridiculous act of legislation...congress should spend time on laws that matter." If this wasn't a legitimate problem, the bill wouldn't exist in the first place. Hate speech is hate speech. There's always been a "ban" on it. That hasn't stopped people from doing it in the past. Maybe more specific laws will help prevent it in the future. Or at least make people more aware of their words and how they affect those around them.