Philadelphia is poised to pass a new ordinance aimed at toughening the punishment of crimes committed on the basis of someone’s gender identity or sexual orientation.
Huffington Post reports that earlier today 35 Senate Republicans voted against passage of the defense authorization bill because it also contained hate crimes legislation. The defense bill including the hate crimes legislation, was sent on for final vote, and passed today.
Lt. Dan Choi at the National Equality March: “The era and the time for asking is over. I am not asking anymore I am telling… will you tell with me? In the face of injustice and in the face of the discrimination, patience is not a plan.”