Obama to Make Remarks on Enactment of Hate Crimes Bill at White House Reception on Wednesday

Whitehouse President Obama will sign the Department of Defense authorization bill containing the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (aka the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act ) into law on Wednesday.

He will also make remarks on the enactment of the hate crimes law at a ceremony at 4:45 pm on Wednesday at the White House, Towleroad has learned. The commemoration will include a reception in partnership with the David Bohnett Foundation, a major donor to LGBT causes.


  1. Michael @ LeonardMatlovich.com says

    And will he explain why his DOJ has asked the courts to reject ANOTHER challenge to DADT less that two weeks after he swore AGAIN to fight to overturn it?

    The Obambots will drool, “That’s ok. It was a lawsuit by Log Cabin, so it must have been bad and Massa is only doing what’s good for us.”

  2. Paul R says

    Has anyone checked on whether Obama is suffering from multiple personalities? I know he’s a politician, but the constant reshuffling of opinions is still incredibly transparent. Too many words, too little action.

  3. Marc says

    I could not care any less what Mr “O” has to say on the matter. He intends to twist it to his own ends anyway while he’s really done NOTHING in regards to its passage except to pick up a pen to mask his own anti-gay agenda.

  4. FunMe says

    Until he fights for GLBT rights or say even health reform, President Obama deserves no credit.

    He seems more interested in fighting for Corporate America than We The People.

    And I thought I voted for “change” when I checked of his name.

  5. CrUnChBeRRieS says

    YES if anything gets passed Obama would have nothing to do with it. He’s an asshat a liar, and everything evil.

    OBAMA You’ll never get credit from the gays

    Who will not be a minority and just watch the shock and awe they’re going to lambasts on this community!

    Should be fun!