Hate Crimes Prevention Act of In national platformthe Democratic Party supported the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and supports "equal responsibility, benefits, and protections" for same-sex couples,  Since President Barack Obama came out to support same-sex marriage inthe Democratic Party explicitly supports same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage legislation in the United States. Hardwick Webster v. On February 10,David Axelrod 's Believer: Archived copy as title CS1:
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Canada's Supreme Court rules LGBT rights trump religious freedom
Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a dissenting opinion, which was joined by Justice Thomas. Supreme Court ruled in United States v. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. National Center for Transgender Equality. If a person identifies as transgender, this typically means their gender differs from their sex assigned at birth.
Hate crime laws also known as bias crimes laws protect against crimes motivated by feelings of enmity against a protected class. Richardson Craig v. Retrieved June 22, Hodges for Same-Sex Couples". On June 27,President Bush has signed a bill allowing death benefits to be paid to domestic partners of firefighters and police officers who die in the line of duty, permanently extending a federal death benefit to same-sex couples for the first time.