Could this happen in Massachusetts?
Two young men in Jackson County Indiana said they were so freaked out when 'propositioned' by Aaron Hall on April 12th, that they proceeded to beat the 100 pound, 5'4 man for hours, using their fists, boots, dragging him down a staircase while his head slammed into each step, and then throwing him in a ditch and leaving. Aaron managed to crawl out of the ditch and out into a nearby field, where he died, alone and naked.Sadly, yes.
If we vote this amendment forward and put it on the ballot, with months of negative TV ads directed at glbt people, we will see more - not less - violence.
Will it take a murderous hate crime against a gay person to convince enough of the few, remaining anti-gay votes in the State House to vote the right way?
I'm not asking any legislator to suddenly like the idea of two men or two women sharing a bed together and getting married. I'm just asking that you protect one's right to do that. If we don't - if we continue to condone hatred toward gay people (and that's exactly what this kind of homophobic amendment does, whether supporters like it or not) we will see even more violence in the coming months. It's inevitable.