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Old 05-23-2012, 07:49   #1
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Does the 14th amendment make hate crime laws unconstitutional?


And does it grant gays the right to marry under equal rights?
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:16   #2
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Originally Posted by Foxtrotx1 View Post

And does it grant gays the right to marry under equal rights?
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"Hate crime" is a very broad category. I don't see that there would be a problem with a sentencing enhancement for something under that umbrella; we do the same when a homicide is committed during a rape, for instance. As a crime on its own, where no other harm was done...I think there's a problem there.

Anyone has the right to marry any person of the opposite sex that they choose. Completely equal right to do so.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:18   #3
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"Hate crime" is another stupid layer of Band-Aid legislation foisted on its citizens by statists.

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