Gay Waiter Stabbed

17 Sep

From the Mercury News

SANTA MARIA, Calif.—Police say the stabbing of a gay waiter inside a central California Denny’s restaurant was a hate crime.

Santa Maria police Lt. Dan Ast says 24-year-old Curtis Martin was booked Thursday for investigation of attempted murder and committing a hate crime, saying he targeted the waiter because of his sexual orientation.

The waiter has neck and throat wounds. He’s hospitalized and is expected to survive.

Investigators told the Santa Maria Times that employees were sitting at a table before the restaurant opened when Martin tapped on the window, asking to use the bathroom. He was let in and he approached the table.

The lieutenant says Martin then asked the waiter if he was gay. When he replied that he was, investigators say Martin stabbed him with a knife.

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The religious right may think the stabbinbg is wrong, but to choose a victim on the basis of sexual orientation is okay.  How fucked up is that?

h/t to Joe My God

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