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Jordan Blair Woods, Ensuring a Right of Access to the Court for Bias Crime Victims: A Section 5 Defense of the Matthew Shepard Act, 12 Chapman L. Rev. 389-431 (2008).

The Matthew Shepard Act seeks to amend the federal hate-crime law to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Although the act passed the Congress in 2007, then-President Bush threatened to veto the Defense appropriations bill to which it was attached if it came to his desk including that section. 117 more words

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Obama Writes Post Urging Equal Treatment Of Gays, Congressional Action

WASHINGTON (CBS DC/AP) — President Barack Obama, in a message written for the Huffington Post, is calling on the Senate to pass legislation prohibiting employment discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender people. 237 more words


He Just Didn't Like the Guy's Skin Color So He Beat Him

Note to readers: The photos that originally accompanied this article of the victim and the perpetrator have been removed at the request of the photo-journalist who took them. 216 more words

Does Shouting "Kill the Faggot" During An Assault Constitute a Hate Crime?

The Matthew Shepard Act, which was passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by President Obama in October, 2009 will be getting its first trial run shortly when… 330 more words