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May 10, 2012

The gay-bashing of 24-year-old Daniel Zamudio sparked a national outcry and a global call for hate-crime legislation

Chilean congress passed a hate-crimes law Wednesday night, an act of legislation pending since 2005.

The law passed with a vote 25-3, and allows people to file anti-discrimination lawsuits for crimes committed against them based on their sexual orientation, race, gender, religion or nationality. The measure will also seek to give harsher penalties to those who violate the new law.