Support the Matthew Shepard Act because your lawmakers are being bombarded by special interest groups with anti-gay agendas.
The HRC says One in six hate crimes are motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation, and yet today’s federal laws don’t include any protections for these Americans. Yet the radical right is sparing no expense as it spreads lies in an attempt to block this vital change to our democracy. Extremist groups have made stopping the Matthew Shepard Act into the centerpiece of their agenda, and despite the desperation of their lies, opponents’ messages keep coming.
If nothing else – you can sign the petition to make your senator aware that you support the bill and that they should too.
It’s really a human rights issue – not a gay one.