Equality For All

Religious Right Leaders Leaders Not Telling the Truth About Hate Crimes Law

Experts Available To Rebut False Charges That Law Would Silence Pastors’ Preaching

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.

Hate Crimes Bill Passes House

Members of Congress Stand Up for LGBT Americans Despite Anti-Gay Smear Campaign

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.

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