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.
by Mark Potok - Senior Fellow at Southern Poverty Law Center
For more than a year now, gay rights activists have alleged that NOM is playing a shell game, avoiding the most egregiously false defamations of gay people on its own website, but linking directly to others who don’t.