Congresswoman Betsy Markey: "I have a duty to their memories I take seriously" (2009)

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Title

Congresswoman Betsy Markey: "I have a duty to their memories I take seriously" (2009)

Subject

Matthew Shepard, Angie Zapata

Description

The text of a speech from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by Congresswoman Betsy Markey (D-Colorado) in support of national hate crimes legislation. Markey represented Fort Collins and other parts of northern and eastern Colorado from 2009-2011. In the speech, Markey shares the stories of Matthew Shepard and Angie Zapata, two victims of anti-LGBTQ hate crimes in Northern Colorado, and urges passage of the federal legislation. The legislation would ultimately pass both the U.S. House and Senate and be signed into law by President Barack Obama as the Matthew Shepard/James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Protection Act (October 28, 2009).

Creator

Betsy Markey

Source

Congressional Record

Publisher

Congressional Record, Vol. 155, Part 8 (April 29, 2009): pp. 11088.

Date

April 29, 2009

Contributor

Thomas R. Dunn (researcher)

Rights

Public domain -- government document

Format

PDF

Language

English

Files

Citation

Betsy Markey, “Congresswoman Betsy Markey: "I have a duty to their memories I take seriously" (2009),” Northern Colorado Queer Memory Project, accessed May 17, 2022, https://nocoqueermemory.omeka.net/items/show/202.