Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. Our show is special because we make it our priority to go where the silence is. We put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We do all of this with just a fraction of the budget and staff of a commercial news show. We do it without ads, corporate sponsorship or government funding. How is this possible? Only with your support. If every visitor to this site in December gave just $10 we could cover our basic operating costs for 2015. Pretty exciting, right? Please do your part today. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else in 2015.

Your Donation: $
Wednesday, October 14, 1998 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Review of IMF with Walden Belo
1998-10-14

Supreme Court Rules On Hate Crimes Law

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

The beating death this week of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student, has increased calls from activists for Congress and lawmakers around the country to give gay men and lesbians the protection of hate-crime laws. Meanwhile, two years after overturning an anti-gay rights amendment to the Colorado Constitution, the Supreme Court yesterday left intact a similar measure barring protective legislation for gay men and lesbians in Cincinnati.

Guest:

  • Tony Varona, Legal Counsel for The Human Rights Campaign.

Related links:

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.