Johann Hari: Gay-bashing should not be a hate crime

Leave gay people out of hate-crime law

It's always strange and sad when you have to disagree with people who have purely good motives and purely good goals. Over the past week, I have smacked into disagreement twice with friends and allies in the fight for equality for gay people. Both times, the rows have boiled down to one core question: should the people who hate and detest us just because of a trivial and irreversible biological fact - homosexuality - be subject to extra criminal sanctions?