Saturday, May 13, 2017

Court Rules LGBTQ People Not Covered by West Virginia Hate Crime Law

If two men are violently attacked for kissing each other in public, is that a form of sex discrimination?

Prosecutors in a prominent West Virginia case argued that it is, because if one of those men were female, the alleged homophobic assault would not have occurred. But on Wednesday, the state's Supreme Court decided gay people are not protected by West Virginia hate crime law — ruling that sexual orientation is not a form of sex discrimination.

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