This is bound to happen, and I'm surprised we haven't heard about other incidents before, when you make one crime more serious than another because of one's sexual orientation.
If someone defaces your private property, it's a crime...period.
Furthermore, do you think Chelsea King's parents feel any better than Matthew Shepard's parents do, just because they know she wasn't killed for being gay?
She was raped and murdered by a registered sex offender.
How hate-filled do you think that subhuman was who did that to her?
From the article:
Back in October, a lesbian couple in Colorado called the police after they allegedlyfound the words â€œKill the Gayâ€ scrawled in red across their garage, and a noose hanging from their front door.
When asked, the couple told officers they believed that the hateful acts were retaliation from their neighbors and the homeownerâ€™s association, who were allegedly upset that the couple did not pick up after their dogs.
However, they refused to â€œsubmit to hateâ€ and posted these signs on their garage:
Perhaps the women didnâ€™t anticipate how seriously the issue would be treated, because nearly eight months later, with the full force of the FBI involved, authorities are saying the women themselves may have been responsible for the acts. They have been charged with both criminal mischief and false reporting, and one of the women, Aimee Whitchurch, faces an additional charge of forgery.
Fox 31 reported on the matter, saying the couple declined to take a lie detector test, but maintain their innocence.
â€œItâ€™s a betrayal. This is a government thatâ€™s supposed to protect us. People came out and pretended they were interested in whatâ€™s going on,â€ Whitchurch declared. â€œThis is a fight Iâ€™m right onâ€¦I have every right to live where I want to live.â€