They had to sneak it in a Defense appropriation bill, and Republicans STILL opposed it!
Congress has finally added sexual orientation and gender identity to federal hate crimes protections.
The main LGBT organizations (HRC, NGLTF) are beating their breasts in victory, and asking for more donations. I know I should be excited about this but I'm not. Seems like a consolation prize. This is the 21st Century and the best LGBT people in America can get from our elected representatives is protection from hate crimes?? I want FULL equality!