Posts Tagged ‘hate crimes legislation’

Another year, another election, another attempt

Written on November 12th, 2008 by Suzanneno shouts

The Delaware Senate and House under Governor Ruth Ann Minner never gave us what we wanted, so our hopes are all set on the Governor-elect Jack Markell and the newly elected members of the Senate and House to finally include sexual orientation into the non-discrimination bill. We have waited long enough and have come so close – will 2009 finally be the year?  We aren’t asking for marriage rights (not that I wouldn’t appreciate them) nor are we asking for domestic partner benefits (again, not something I’d say NO to either) — at this point all I am asking for is to make it a crime for someone to attack me and harass me just because he/she has a problem with me being a lesbian. 

Will 2009 be the year?  One can only hope.