I must say I find this story hard to believe.
A man charged with assaulting two lesbians outside an Oshawa school will not be charged with a hate crime, despite pressure from community agencies.
Police said although the attack was disturbing and offensive, it did not meet the narrow definition of a hate crime. Specifically, the attack did not advocate genocide and there was no clear evidence the man incited others to join him in the attack.
Oh great. Let me get this straight. A 250-lb man attacks two mothers in front of their kid, and leaves them bloody...after insulting them because of who they are.
The accused, a 43-year-old man, is reported to have used the words "dyke" and "lesbian".
But because he didn't advocate the killing of ALL gays, and acted alone, it's not considered a hate crime. Even though homophobic violence is a real problem in Canada.
A 2004 study by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics found that lesbians and gays are two-and-a-half times more likely to experience violence than non-gays.
What's wrong with this picture?
The so-called Free Speechers want the freedom to whip up hatred against gays and lesbians, and are always claiming that there are hate crime laws to protect the victims of the violence they engender.
But if you were a lesbian, or a gay man, or a member of any other vulnerable minority, would you think those laws are protecting you?
Shame on them...