The Hate Crimes Bill and Your Life
As many of you already know, President Obama signed into law the Byrd-Shepard Hate Crimes Bill yesterday, effectively protecting American citizens from violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity, among other things.
And while I saw many a blog post about this reporter style, I didn't see a topic where people were talking about how it would potentially change their lives, so I decided to blog about it myself.
Disclaimer: I realize that a "law" is no magical protection and that we still must be watchful of our surroundings and mindful of our decisions.
However, looking deeper, will this change how you live your life? If not, how does it affect your outlook on being gay or trans in American society?
Personally, I am happy that society is changing, however slowly it may be. My wife commented that more people are agreeing that people should be free from harm even if their lifestyle choices aren't agreed upon.
Check out my post here and please leave your comments, I would really love to get a discussion going :).