Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Is it possible for a gay man to commit a hate crime against two lesbians?

Apparently it is. In the UK, a gay man who had been having an increasingly bad relationship with his lesbian neighbors after the neighbors accused him of stealing their three legged cat. So he cooked up some curry and offered it to them as "a peace offering" which just happened to be laced with slug bait pellets. Now, personally I'm not real clear where the "hate crime" part comes into play. It does not appear to me to have anything to do with anyone's sexual orientation. It would appear to be just a sick bastard that hates cats and is willing to kill someone over it. But apparently in the UK, if you happen to be of a protected class, any attempt on your life, regardless of the reason counts as a hate crime. Let this be a warning to Congress. They are about to pass a defense bill that has had a gay hate crime amendment stuck in it.

But there is a good chance that it may be found to be unconstitutional.

H/T Linkiest


Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no mention of a hate crime in the article you link to.

October 14, 2009 8:41 AM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

It is possible that I misinterpreted it, but there was a quote in the article about how he had carried on a program of hate, which I took to mean that he was being considered for hate crime charges. It is possible I misinterpreted that. But the botom line remains that so called "hate crime" legislation is fundamentally unconstitutional because it violates the equal protection provisions of the constitution.

October 14, 2009 8:49 AM  

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