Even though gay Congressman Barney Frank doesn’t think the National Equality March will have much effect on lawmakers tomorrow, I think that a show of solidarity among GLBT America goes a long way. A good way to stand up on the eve of the passage of hate crime legislation.
Despite efforts of The Republican Right wing to equate hate crime legislation with ‘thought crimes.’ They try to get more intellectual when their old tactic of equating gay sex with pedophilia and bestiality doesn’t work ( though a Texas lawmaker was pitching that bale of hay on his state’s senate floor just this week). Antigay groups sure do get panicky when hate crime laws include gay bashing, especially when it could become law of the land.
“The day is within sight when lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people will benefit from updating our nation’s hate crimes laws and giving local law enforcement the tools they need to combat hate violence,” said Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign