Matthew Shepard – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The basis of the Republican platform – Pro-life, anti-taxes, anti-science, pro-hate: “The Shepard case prompted President Bill Clinton to renew attempts to extend federal hate crime legislation to include gay and lesbian individuals, women and people with disabilties. These efforts were rejected by the Republican majority in the House of Representatives in 1999.”

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