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    but I think there is some evidence to suggest it in the published reports.  Obviously, we will all have to await the outcome of the criminal investigation.

    Maladie d'Amour, Où l'on meurt d'Aimer, Seul et sans Amour, Sid'abandonné

    by FogCityJohn on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 08:52:51 AM PDT

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      From what I've seen thus far, I only see identification of Clementi as gay.  That, in and of itself, does not constitute evidence of anti-gay bias.  If identifying someone's sexual orientation can be considered motivation of bias, I think that you could charge every single person in the United States with a hate crime.  Mere identification of sexual orientation, ANY sexual orientation, should not be the basis of charging a hate crime or enhancing a sentence of another crime.  

      Obviously, we will all have to await the outcome of the criminal investigation.

      We'll certainly have to wait for the report.  But if this is all they have thus far (the identification of Clementi as gay and the filming of him with another man.....who btw did not commit suicide), I shudder to think of the consequences of this.  

      People want to rush to judgment on this issue because these kids did a bad thing.  But we shouldn't be in the business of treating gay people and straight people differently.  This happens enough without help from well intentioned but completely misguided liberals.  We should not be encouraging this.  

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