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  •  You're presenting a false (3+ / 0-)

    duality. All that you mentioned as happening in the US presumably also happens where homosexuality is illegal... with the added bonus of the victim, if found out, also getting sanctioned by law.

    In fact, such a state of affairs tends to magnify victimisation: A persecuted group, if crimes are committed against it, will not be able to simply go to the police if a crime is committed against it. That is why marginal groups tend to have higher victimisation rates (think crimes against prostitutes and drug addicts).

    Iuris praecepta sunt haec: Honeste vivere, alterum non laedere, suum cuique tribuere. - Ulpian, Digestae 1, 3

    by Dauphin on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 01:22:43 PM PST

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