Thursday, October 22, 2009

Defunct Laws Used To Maintain Persecution |ZackFord|

Defunct Laws Used To Maintain Persecution | ZackFord Blogs:
"It seems that we have seen a lot of really unfortunate stories this year about bar raids and beatings and they keep streaming in. The LGBT community is still treated grossly unfairly by law enforcement, from arrests for nothing to weak sentences when the “gay panic” defense is used.

My buddy Nathaniel pointed me to a piece in Slate today about how there are laws that are still enforced despite being overturned by the courts as being unconstitutional. One such law in New York is a law against cruising (yes, simply propositioning someone for sex) that was struck down in 1983"

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