Sunday, May 27, 2007


A 20-Year Old Gay South Carolina Man is Dead In An Alleged Hate Crime .......

An 18 year old man is facing a murder charge after a man he punched died.

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office said that Sean William Kennedy, 20, was walking to his car from a local bar when a car stopped along side him. A man got out, approached Kennedy and then hit him in the face.

Witnesses said the man made a derogatory remark about Kennedy's sexuality. The twenty-year old was openly gay friends said.

Kennedy later died in hospital without regaining consciousness. Investigators believe that after he was punched Kennedy fell to the ground and hit his head on a curb or the pavement.

Based on witness accounts of the attacker and car Sheriff's deputies arrested Andrew Moller, 18.

Moller is being held without bond.

Investigators say they have not determined if the two men knew each other, or what led to the attack.

South Carolina does not have hate crime laws and sexuality is not covered under federal hate laws.

Legislation in Congress to add sexuality to federal law passed the House earlier this month and is pending in the Senate.

Shortly before the House vote the White House issued a statement that if the measure passes Congress the President's aides would recommend he veto it.

A poll released this week by Gallup found that despite the threatened veto 68 percent of Americans support the bill, also called the Matthew Shepard Act.


leone said...

The idea that the President would veto such a bill is inconcievable to me. Why on earth would he and on what justification?

D-Man said...

Further proof (as if anymore was needed...) of how out of touch he is with public opinion.