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A Pennsylvania senator that is pushing for the passage of a controversial homosexual hate crimes bill of concern to Christians came out of the closet this week in announcing himself as being “gay” and “lov[ing] it.” “Hundreds of people know I’m gay. I just never made an official declaration,” declared Sen. Jim Ferlo (D-Pittsburgh) on Tuesday. “I never felt I had to wear a billboard on my forehead. But I’m gay. Get over it. I love it. It’s a great life.” Ferlo was speaking at a press conference organized to announce his proposal to pass hate crimes legislation in the state, which would mandate additional and severe criminal penalties against those who harm homosexuals. The bill follows a recent incident in Philadelphia, where two men and a woman are facing charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and criminal conspiracy for allegedly beating two homosexual men in the city. Ferlo, a Roman Catholic, believes that additional penalties should be imposed because of the men’s “sexual orientation” as reports claim that slurs were used in the attack. More