Unfinished Lives

Remembering LGBT Hate Crime Victims

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Fully Inclusive Hate Crimes Act

The Matthew Shepard Act, fully inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity, passed the House of Representatives April 29 by a large majority, 249-175. Judy Shepard, mother of slain University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard, lobbied hard today for passage. Now, on to the U.S. Senate where the measure needs a super majority of 60 to get it to President Obama’s desk.capitol-building-picture

April 30, 2009 - Posted by | Bisexual persons, gay men, Lesbian women, Politics, Social Justice Advocacy, transgender persons, Uncategorized | , ,

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