Are you ready? Issues Beyond Palo Alto, posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Oct 12, 2009 at 8:53 am Walter_E_Wallis is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
Are you ready to have a law that prohibits any legal consideration of gender? I am all for equal opportunity, equal pay for equal work and equal political access, but the trend now seems to be the outlawing of any gender reference.
Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 12, 2009 at 9:06 am
I'm with you Walter. Sharing public restrooms? Locker rooms? Changing rooms in department stores? No thank you. One sports league for our young children, no more boy scouts/girl scouts - just scouts, we are not a one gender fits all society. Vive la difference!
Posted by Peter, a resident of another community, on Oct 12, 2009 at 6:28 pm
So, Walter, Resident, etal, you would have no problem claiming that this was not a hate crime and deserving of additional punishment? How would you feel if people decided to target grumpy people as a special group?
NY Daily News: "An openly gay Queens man was clinging to life Sunday night after being brutally beaten by two hate-spewing attackers on a walk to a corner store, police and relatives said Sunday." Web Link
Posted by You are right, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Oct 13, 2009 at 10:30 am
You are right Walter, the law should apply equally to everyone. But does it make sense to somehow do more to enforce the law to help a group that courts have concluded receives more than their fair share of a specific crime?
Surely a policeman can stake out which intersection to watch based on known violations?
Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Oct 13, 2009 at 12:24 pm Walter_E_Wallis is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
Police should always go where they believe trouble is brewing, but the Gay I can lose my job for calling a Flaming Queen should also lose his job for calling me a Breeder. Or perhaps mere expressions of opinion unaccompanied by a threat should be considered free speech.