Resources

Federal Laws

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) — the law prohibiting lesbians and gays from serving openly in the military — is officially in the dustbin of history.

Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act gives the Justice Department the power to investigate and prosecute bias-motivated violence by providing the department with jurisdiction over crimes of violence where the perpetrator has selected the victim because of the person's actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.