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Matthew Shepard Foundation to Compete for $1 Million on Facebook

Saturday Oct 1, 2011
The Matthew Shepard Foundation is among only 25 U.S. charities chosen to compete for grants ranging from $125,000 to $1 million through the American Giving Awards, presented by Chase.

President Signs Long-Awaited Hate Crimes Bill Into Law

By Steve Weinstein | Wednesday Oct 28, 2009
President Obama signed landmark legislation that finally includes sexual orientation as a category of a hate crime into law in the presence of the family of Matthew Shepard, for whom the bill is named.

Congress extends hate crime protections to gays

By Jim Abrams | Friday Oct 23, 2009
Physical attacks on people based on their sexual orientation will join the list of federal hate crimes in a major expansion of the civil rights-era law Congress approved Thursday and sent to President Barack Obama.
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