Authorities are characterizing the attack as a hate crime but declined to reveal why they think the woman was singled out because of her sexual orientation.
So a straight woman can be gang raped in California and her assailants would be charged with “rape in concert” – carrying a possible sentence of 5-9 years, but a lesbian’s attackers will get that plus the additional time for the attack being deemed a hate crime? Do lesbians warrant special treatment like children?
Here’s an idea. Instead of creating a standard where some are more equal than others, why not toughen the punishment for rape regardless of the sexual orientation and irrespective of the sex of the rapist? Put these thugs away for 10-18 years – and keep them there.
Local story here.