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  •  He can't be as in Alabama sexual orientation (5+ / 0-)

    is not covered under the hate crime laws.

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:37:55 PM PST

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    •  But what about Gender? (1+ / 0-)
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      •  Gender is covered but that would only (1+ / 0-)
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        apply if it was because she was a woman.  Since it was apparently because she was a lesbian (i.e. gay) it almost certainly doesn't count.

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 10:24:57 AM PST

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        •  Interesting angle, Lil' Hawkins did what he did (0+ / 0-)

          because his sister was involved with a woman.

          That be gender.

          Unless the brother barged in the bedroom and stomped the girlfriend while the two women were performing some sexual act, the fact that the sister's friend was a lesbian has absolutely nothing to do with anything.

          It wasn't about sex and apparently it can't be to be a hate crime in Alabama.

          Yes, it was because Mallory was a woman, a protected class even in Alabama.

          The fact that she was a lesbian should be irrelevant.  

          Hope she has a good attorney.

          "I'll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch! " -Pappy O'Daniel

          by jakewaters on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 06:03:30 PM PST

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          •  That is an interesting legal theory but (1+ / 0-)
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            I doubt it would hold up in an Alabama court.  Presumably the real test would be "would he have done what he did had she been straight".

            You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

            by Throw The Bums Out on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 09:51:14 PM PST

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            •  Moot now that she walked out of the hospital and (0+ / 0-)

              is living in the Bosom of Hawkins love.  

              But would he have done what he did
              if Missy Hawkins had a boyfriend
              who said and did whatever it was
              that Mallory did?

              Again without a lot of facts, one still gets the sense that like too many domestic disputes where the woman doesn't file a PFA and goes back one more time, Mallory's faces a good chance of either a worse beating next time.

              "I'll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch! " -Pappy O'Daniel

              by jakewaters on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 03:52:46 PM PST

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