Thursday, October 22, 2009
Senate passes hate crimes bill
The United States Senate has passed the bill protecting gays from hate crimes, according to a Baltimore Sun story by James Oliphant, link here. The bill is named for Matthew Shepard, but some Senate Republicans didn’t like its being tied to the defense bill. The vote was 68-29. The story was featured in Google headline news to its account members.
October 28, 2009
President Obama signed the hate crimes law today, link to AP story by Ben Feller here.