The Senate is expected to vote this morning on the defense authorization bill that includes the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act. The House approved the bill Oct. 8, and President Obama has said he will sign it if it passes the Senate. In other words, this could be a historic day. You can watch Senate proceedings live on C-SPAN2 by going here.
UPDATE: As of 4:15 p.m. Dallas time, the bill reportedly had passed the Senate. See Friday’s Voice for a full story.