SCOTUS pick gets LGBTQ+ rights message from Matthew Shepard’s mom


Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination and the possible impact on the LGBTQ+ community are discussed by Matthew Shepard’s parents, LGBTQ+ activists Judy and Dennis Shepard, founders of the Matthew Shepard Foundation. Matthew Shepard, a gay man, was tragically murdered in Wyoming at the age of 21 in a 1998 hate crime. In October 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law.