Additionally, yesterday Attorney General Eric Holder was praised by a crowd of gay and lesbian employees at the Department of Justice after he promised to use the new laws to protect their presence in the workplace. He said:
"The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which the president signed into law last October, finally protects our nation's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals from the most brutal forms of bias-motivated violence."
Progress is being made — slowly but surely! Kevin Nix, Director of Communications at Family Equality council explains:
"This Administration has taken small but significant steps in advancing LGBT equality (namely hospital visitation rights). But much more is left to do when it comes to the one million LGBT families raising two million kids in this country–like repealing DOMA and passing the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, which would swing open the doors for LGBT people to adopt. We look to this White House and Congress for leadership on these key issues that directly impact families."
Yes, there is still much work to be done!
Equality for all!
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