DOJ Pride Commemorates the 5 year Anniversary of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

DOJ Pride commemorates the five-year anniversary of the signing of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. The Shepard/Byrd law greatly expanded the federal government’s ability to prosecute hate crimes and marked the first time that the words “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender” appeared in the U.S. Code. After singing the … Continue reading DOJ Pride Commemorates the 5 year Anniversary of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act