The three perps don't deny they beat the man, but they say they are not guilty of a hate crime because they too are gay.
Harvey Silverglate is defending the trio. “If you beat someone up, you’re guilty of assault and battery of a human being. Period...”
Odd coming from a civil liberties lawyer representing three butch lesbians.
The prosecution and the MA ACLU disagree. “Someone who is Jewish can be anti-Semitic,” said ACLU lawyer Sarah Wunsch. “The mere fact that someone is a member of the same class doesn’t mean they could not be motivated by hatred for their very own group.”
The victim told cops he believed the attack was “motivated as a crime because of his sexual orientation” since the three women “called him insulting homophobic slurs.” In essence he was beaten for being gay, not just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Domestic violence among lesbians is higher than all groups. Lesbians are man-haters; no matter the male's sexual preferences. So let's not kid ourselves. Lesbians are filled with rage and have no problem acting out even if not provoked.
Fact Sheet: Lesbian Partner Violence
Lesbians More Violent Than Gay Men