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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Matthew Shepard Act Stalled in Senate


I woke up to WA's posts this morning (and to the continuing problems with the dastardly duo).

I left a short comment and then decided to update a little of what I'd written earlier.

(I think I already did this but it won't hurt to mention it again.)

The Senate version of the Act was attached to a Department of Defense Bill which never made it to the Senate floor for vote. I'm sure if it had passed the Senate in that form, it would have been vetoed by the "Decider".

The House version of the Act, which passed, stood alone. Why did the Senate decide to attach it to a Defense bill which never would have become law?

Here's an update from the Matthew Shephard Foundation.

The picture at the top is my youngest son with my two younger great-granddaughters, Rochelle and Rebecca, at their sister Elcie's middle school graduation. WA wrote about Tim in one of her earlier posts today and I've written about him often. He's gay, the girls are biracial.

COMMENTS:
Worried said...

Fine looking family, Granny! Lovely girls. Handsome son! It is unthinkable that haters would torment those darling girls because of their racial makeup or physically wound Tim because of his orientation. The Hate Crimes Bill MUST be passed and stricter laws enacted against hate crimes.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 4:11:00 AM

ThomasLB said...

I blogged about this issue today, and will write my representatives again.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 8:10:00 AM

The Future Was Yesterday said...

You forgot to tell us who the cute lookin' gal holding the water bottle, is!:)

All you have to do is go to emergency rooms.

What the hell can you say? Ignorance is skin deep. Stupidity is bone deep...(: Love, as well as cruelty, both come from the heart. You have to wonder, is this man even human?

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 11:34:00 AM

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  • At Wednesday, July 25, 2007 4:11:00 AM , Blogger Worried said...

    Fine looking family, Granny! Lovely girls. Handsome son! It is unthinkable that haters would torment those darling girls because of their racial makeup or physically wound Tim because of his orientation. The Hate Crimes Bill MUST be passed and stricter laws enacted against hate crimes.

     
  • At Wednesday, July 25, 2007 8:10:00 AM , Blogger ThomasLB said...

    I blogged about this issue today, and will write my representatives again.

     
  • At Wednesday, July 25, 2007 11:34:00 AM , Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

    You forgot to tell us who the cute lookin' gal holding the water bottle, is!:)

    All you have to do is go to emergency rooms.

    What the hell can you say? Ignorance is skin deep. Stupidity is bone deep...(: Love, as well as cruelty, both come from the heart. You have to wonder, is this man even human?

     

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