if we have gay rights can we have white rights, black rights, heterosexual rights,you get the picture? The US constitution only guarantees rights to individuals, not groups of individuals especially homosexuals. Most states have anti-sodomy laws still in the books but not so much in practice. American society still rejects the presence of homosexual "rights" like gay marriage and stuff of that nature. GWB won by 2 million votes and one of his major points was a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. So society still is more conservative than people in San Francisco like to think (pun intended, hey maybe even NJ):). Would anyone like to hear my arguement for why I should have heterosexual rights? I did not think so.
I agree with you 100%! I think any and ALL "hate crimes" laws should be banned. Every American is already equally entitled to protection, justice, due process etc, no small group is any more entitled than anyone else.