“That shirt makes you look…gay!”
“Did you see that? Is ‘that a man or a woman?”
My favorite…”Married, really? What does your husband do for work?”
Still, I am sorry to say, assumptions prevalent to this day. Not from you or I (hopefully.) But from those who hold, with a firm grip, phobias…that delve far deeper than my OCD.
Has this nonsensical fear dribbled over to our courts? Our judges, some of which are appointed by heterosexual, evangelic males/females, caucasian…? And/or, jurors?
This Inmate Argued He Was Sentenced to Death Because He’s Gay. SCOTUS Just Refused to Hear His Case.
April 15, 2019: On Monday, the US Supreme Court declined to take up the case of Charles Rhines, a gay South Dakota death row inmate, who argued that anti-gay discrimination compromised the jury in his murder trial.
read more at -www.motherjones.com/author/nathalie-baptiste/
“If he’s gay we’d be sending him where he wants to go” because a men’s prison would be a pleasant outcome. Another juror, Harry Keeney, said that since Rhines is gay, “he shouldn’t be able to spend his life with men in prison.” A third juror, Bennett Blake, told an investigator that the defendant’s sexuality was a frequent point of discussion. “There was a lot of disgust. This is a farming community,” Blake said. “There were lots of folks who were like, ‘Ew, I can’t believe that.’”