Timeline: When Executive Orders Came First?

Executive orders were the starting point for past civil rights actions.

BY Advocate.com Editors

March 07 2014 7:00 AM ET


October 28, 2009
President Barack Obama signs the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which extends federal hate-crime law to crimes motivated by gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

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