With Florida’s Stand Your Ground permitting Zimmerman to walk without charges, the Shepard-Byrd statute not only reminds us of how bias-motivated crimes links gays and blacks together but that it’s also the best hope for Trayvon Martin and his family seeking justice.
"In the more than 20 years I have been advocating for children and youth, I have seen child abuse affect every family structure, ethnicity and economic group. Child abuse knows no boundaries and no family is immune."
by Rachel B. Tiven - Executive Director, Immigration Equality
There is no question that DOMA is unconstitutional. We know it; the Obama Administration knows it; and the families who feel its impact know it most of all. It is time to end this law, and Immigration Equality and our families will do just that.