Neither would agree to interview requests, said the Wyoming Department of Corrections. Reverend Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Snoff and his flock, who included children, held placards daubed with homophobic slurs and shouted to mourners that the dead student was burning in hell.
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Standing at the spot now, the former patrol officer recalls: "Matt was on his back with his arms behind him.
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Shepard now rests in the crypt of the neo-Gothic edifice, alongside the likes of former President Woodrow Wilson, Helen Keller, the pioneering deaf-blind academic, and George Dewey, the 19th Century naval officer for whom the rank of admiral of the navy was created. One patron, Justin Brummet - who proudly describes himself as "third class white trash" - says US progress on gay rights since Shepard's death is to be commended.
She recounts facing a "horrific" backlash last year from angry voters when she introduced a gay rights measure. On Friday, his remains were interred Craigslists columbia sc Washington National Cathedral, spiritual home of the nation. You have one side of the divide that thinks it was a hate crime, and I think they needed it to be a hate crime.
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It was the dental brace. Matthew Shepard died as a cultural age of innocence - some would say blissful ignorance - was coming to a close for America's millennials.
The cause has made a quantum leap in the last two decades in America. It is a momentous honour not even accorded to another prominent gay martyr, Harvey Milk, the San Francisco politician assassinated in President Bill Clinton condemned the attackers as "full of hatred or full aassholes fear or both". The pair saw an easy mark in the 5ft 2in, slightly built student. His family had to be persuaded to agree to that dedication, fearing it might be vandalised.
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Swat teams were positioned at the front and back of the building, police snipers on surrounding rooftops.
His parents rushed to the Colorado hospital from Saudi Arabia, where Dennis Shepard worked as an oil rig inspector. McKinney said he replied: "Guess what? Their son never regained consciousness. When Westboro Baptist Church returned as Henderson pleaded guilty in AprilShepard's friends were not prepared to let them steal the limelight again.
Now it's the law of the land.
In another 15 states, hate crime laws do not expressly cover a victim's sexual orientation, according to the Human Rights Campaign. A of townsfolk assert the murder was actually a drug Anyone simply seeking Weyba Downs gone bad, as the court heard Shepard - like many a student - had dabbled in illicit substances.
Jess Fahlsing, from Rock Springs, Wyoming, says she would not dare walk around town holding hands with a partner.
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