So, this campaign has dredged out the tried but not so true invocation of “hate.” That is the truly absurd element here. Calling someone a hater is not an argument — it is an attempt to avoid one. People invoke it when they don’t have a good argument, in hopes of silencing anybody who might have a different point of view, or in this case to demand immunity from a prosecution that they would likely approve if it involved heterosexuals.
It is about time for those claiming to be victims of hate every time somebody disagrees with them, offends them or applies the law to them, to be silent themselves until they have something more substantive to bring to a debate.
Enough. Equal treatment means dealing with both privileges and consequences of actions. Nobody hates Kate, including prosecutors who are just doing a job.
Taylor Armerding is an independent columnist. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.