OMG, gay panic strikes again

The Bilerico Project | IL: another murder suspect cites ‘gay panic’ defense.

Imagine the following argument in court. “Judge, I’m sorry, I just saw this black guy, totally freaked out, what with him being black and all, and then I beat him to death with an auto-shop tool, ‘cos, uh, you know, he was black. I’m sure you can understand.”

And then the judge nods. If this is absurd, then why do people still think it’s perfectly reasonable when you replace the word ‘black’ with the word ‘gay’?

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~ by thepostpasseist on March 8, 2009.

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