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Obama signs Matthew Shepard Act

President Obama today signed the Matthew Shepard-James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law. The law is named after Matthew Shepard, a Wyoming college student tortured and killed because he was gay, and James Byrd, a black man lynched by white supremacists.

The Matthew Shepard-James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act gives the Justice Department the power to investigate and prosecute bias-motivated violence, where the perpetrator has selected the victim because of the person’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

The San Francisco Fog R.F.C. stands united in working towards a future in which such acts never occur.

In the first video below, Matthew Shepard’s mother, Judy Shepard, speaks about her son’s life. The second video recounts James Byrd’s murder and its aftermath.

Fog Women finish the 2009 season

After securing a solid victory in Tempe, Arizona, this past weekend, the Fog Women finished fifth overall in West Coast Division I. The Fog beat Tempe 35-24 to edge out the same team in the final rankings, only narrowly missing the D1 playoffs. The club at large is proud of such a strong showing for the women in only their fourth season as a team.

The Fog Women will continue to play on into the post-season with tournaments and scrimmages.

Governor signs Harvey Milk Day into law

A California bill, signed into law by governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday, honors the life of Harvey Milk, California’s first openly gay politician elected to public office, by proclaiming his birthday, May 22, as a day of significance across the state each year.

Milk was elected a San Francisco Supervisor in 1977 and served until he and mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White in 1978.

Men's training begins Tuesday, Oct 6

The Fog men are gearing up for the 2009-2010 season with practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30pm - 9:30pm, at the Fog Rugby pitch.

The men’s first pre-season game is on Saturday, October 17.

Bass & Bud re-up with the Fog

FOG RUGBY® is proud to announce that Bass and Budweiser have just renewed their sponsorship contract for three more years after the brands’ successful sponsorship of the club.

The Fog Rugby community loves Bass and Budweiser products and is very much looking forward to the coming three years of sponsorship.