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A Historic Day

Today, President Obama signed the Defense Authorization bill into law. Attached to it was the Hate Crimes bill, also known as the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

This is the first federal legislation that acknowledges and offers protection to lgbt's as a class of people.

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dekesler
Oct. 29th, 2009 12:19 pm (UTC)
Hello,

I was so very pleased by this. It was a long time coming.

Please check out the letter I wrote to Congressman Paul Broun who voted against it. I would love to read your thoughts on it.

High Five,

Donald Eric Kesler
bonnie_halfelvn
Oct. 30th, 2009 09:45 am (UTC)
I was pleased, too. I've only been at this for about a year. I can't imagine how satisfying it felt for lgbt's and straight allies who have been fighting for equality for decades.
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