Today U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urged Senators to pass The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Bill.
he federal law would expand legislation to include federal protection against hate crimes to cover disability, gender, and sexual orientation.
The law would also allow the Justice Department to assist state and local authorities in the prosecution of hate crimes.
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At 2:30pm today Kyra Phillips with interview the parents of Matthew Shepard in the CNN NewsRoom.
Find out more about his parents' work through the Matthew Shepard Foundation on their website.