Matthew Shepard Act Passes Senate

September 27, 2007 at 8:15 pm (injustice, LGBT, politics, sexism, stupidity) (, , )

Today the U.S. Senate passed the Matthew Shepard Act, which acknowledges that an act of violence committed against a person because of their gender, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation, constitutes as a hate crime. About fuckin’ time.

But Diane at MojoBlog interjects this unfortunate slice of reality into our possibly ill-fated celebration:

George W. Bush has called the legislation “unnecessary,” and is threatening to veto it.


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