Monday, October 06, 2008

Matthew Shepard Beating: 10th Anniversary

Today is the tenth anniversary of the torture and battery of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. He died days later on October 12. His mother, Judy Shepard, appeared on The Early Show this morning, speaking on the progress or lack thereof on hate crime legislation. Matthew Shepard would have been 35 years old if he were alive today. Wyoming along with 18 other states still has no laws addressing hate crimes based on sexual orientation.

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