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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Gays To Get Hate Crimes Protections 11 Years After Matthew Shepard's Death

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 , October 28, 2009

On Wednesday, President Obama will sign legislation criminalizing hate crimes against gay people, 11 years after the brutal murder of a young gay man.

The Matthew Shepard & James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act is attached to a defense authorization bill. It is named after Matthew Shepard, a gay college student tortured and killed in 1998, and James Byrd Jr., a man who was chained to a pickup truck and dragged to his death the same year for being black.


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1 comments:

David said...

About time this passes....you would think this would of passed right after this happened to Matthew Shepherd. At least its a step in the right direction.

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