The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Act just passed the Senate. If Obama signs the legislation, it will be the first inclusive federal law on the books.
Today is also my birthday and this morning I joked on my Facebook that it would be fantastic if my birthday wish for passage of the Hate Crimes bill by the Senate came true.
A few moments ago, my wish became a reality.
I remember when Matthew Shepard was murdered for being gay.