This week has seen mounting recognition from different corners of the country that voucher systems fail to serve the interests of the nation’s children.
The House of Representatives is expected to vote today on LGBT inclusive hate crimes legislation with bipartisan support. The bill would allow federal law enforcement to assist in the prosecution of violent hate crimes when local officials cannot or will not take action.
The House of Representatives today passed legislation creating federal hate crimes protections for LGBT Americans. The bill, which passed by a vote of 237 to180 would make violent crimes prosecutable as hate crimes when the victim is targeted because of his or her gender, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.