Posts Tagged ‘ Legislation ’

Matthew Shepard Act passes the Senate but will it become law?

Jul 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Editorial, Featured Articles, Images, National, News

On July 17th the U.S. Senate voted 249 to 175 to approve the Matthew Shepard Act Hate Crimes Prevention Act that includes sexual orientation and gender identity. That is great news! The not so good news is that it has been bundled with a Department of Defense authorization bill that may or may be signed [...]

URGENT ACTION ALERT! Matthew Shepard Act in Danger

Jul 14th, 2009 | By | Category: National, News, Top Story

The US Senate is set to vote on the Matthew Shepard Act THIS WEEK and according to the Human Rights Commission WE NEED TO CALL OUR SENATORS NOW!

The Matthew Shepard Act (S. 909) is in danger from right wing extremists who are flooding senators with letters and phone calls. Focus on the Family’s James Dobson has been referring to this important hate crime legislation as the “Pedophile Protection Act” and “And Utter evil.” This is what the American Family Association says on their website about the Hate Crimes Legislation, along with an inflammatory scary music video action alert.”

Voices Against Hate

May 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Issues, Video Soapbox

“Free Speech is not threatened in hate crimes legislation…We have this year the best chance we’ve had to pass a comprehensive hate crimes bill but we need your help.”Rev. Dr. Welton Gaddy, President Interfaith Alliance.