The House this week passed the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, legislation extending federal hate crimes law to protect individuals targeted because of their sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability.
I once had a revealing conversation with an A-list news reporter, when I was trying to convince him to cover the scientific distortions of Focus on the Family’s James Dobson. He declined to do so because he felt that Dobson lies so frequently that it wasn’t news.
Overall crime is down in the Washington region, according to the 2006 COG Report on Crime, issued by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments last week.
In trying to beat back a growing wave of support for federal hate crime legislation, the right wing was up to its most dastardly and divisive old tricks. On April 17, they had scheduled a media conference at the National Press Club pairing so-called “ex-gays” with anti-gay black ministers. Their […]
April is recognized as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The purpose of the special designation is to increase the public’s understanding of sexual violence in our society with the hope that a month of intensified awareness efforts combined with sexual violence prevention work throughout the year will bring […]