Midday Newscast April 22, 2008

The leader of the Vermont Senate says he would support a gay marriage bill; Legislators are beginning to review Governor Jim Douglas’ proposed "economic growth package"; Earth Day events are being held across the state today.

Social Justice series explores bias and hate crimes with “The Laramie Project”

At Saint Michael’s College, students want to do something about homophobia, hate crimes and social injustice. So this fall, the school organized a series of events to confront the issue, beginning with a theater production of “The Laramie Project”. The play tells the story of the people of Laramie, Wyoming, and the tragic death of Matthew Shepard in a hate crime nine years ago.