Today’s Facebook Post:

Reason #11 Why I’m a Democrat: I’m fortunate that I’ve only once faced the possibility of being the victim of anti-gay violence. (In that situation, Pauland I were able to get into our car and lock the door before the guy caught up to us; he then proceeded to bang on my car with his fists until we drove away.) President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, expanding federal hate-crime laws to include crimes motivated by gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. In 2003, Romney vetoed a bill funding hate-crimes prevention in Massachusetts. Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, also voted against the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act when it passed through the House in 2009.

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