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Hate Crimes Law

A Murder of Passion or Hate? A Call for a Summit on Homophobia and Justice

Ravi K. Perry | Posted 05.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Ravi K. Perry

It should apparent to any who seek justice in Marco McMillian's death that it should at least be investigated as a hate crime. The framing of his murder as "personal" and a crime of "passion" is an affront to all who have labored for civil rights since the beginning of time.

Swastika-Shaving Case To Be 1st Test Of New Hate Crimes Law Named For Matthew Shepard

AP | TIM KORTE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FARMINGTON, N.M. — Three friends had just finished their shifts at a McDonald's when prosecutors say they carried out a gruesome attack on a cus...

Hate Crimes Law Expansion Passes Senate

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — People attacked because of their sexual orientation or gender would receive federal protections under a Senate-approved measure tha...