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Chile passes hate crime bill in the wake of gay man’s killing

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  1. Daniel’s death wasn’t in vain. I am sure he would be thankful that some good can come from such a vile and cowardly act.

  2. That There Other David 10 May 2012, 9:57pm

    It’s just such a shame that a tragic and evil action had to occur before this finally got the attention it needed. However, well done Chile. I hope this is the first of many pro-equality bills.

  3. This is wonderful news and a great move forward that will help many people. It is hopefully the beginning of a process that will lead to equality for LGBT people in Chile. Hopefully same sex marriage will come to Chile sooner now that this has happened. South America has SSM in Argetina and Brazil (sort of) and on its way in Uruguy and Colombia. It would be good if Chile could be the fifth country on that continent to legalise SSM.

  4. This is tragic. Thee twink killings are evil.

  5. Sad that the law was held up for 7 years by so-called Christians, because of their irrational fear of gay people getting married. We should come up with a word for this sad condition.

    1. Fear of being married is termed “gametophobia,” a word derive from the Greek “gamete” (wife) and “gamein” (to marry).

      So perhaps homogameinophobia?

      1. It’s homogamophobia, as fear of marriage is called gamophobia

      2. Well done Chile.10/10
        Lets hope other countries around the world take note and do the same.

  6. I don’t see how all countries don’t have hate crime laws about sexual orientation. Thank you Chile!

  7. Sad that it took so long and the politicians finally did something after a horrendous crime. 7 years for the bill? Those politicans who have had the chance previously should be charged with failing to act to protect Chile’s citizens !

  8. A tragic lose of life but out of the darkness of death comes a light that will pave the way for full rights for the LGBT Community in Chile and worldwide.

  9. GingerlyColors 11 May 2012, 9:10am

    Daniel Zamundio’s death is a turning point not just for Chile, but the whole of the South American continent. Hopefully the shockwaves of this handsome young man’s murder will reach (formally British) Guyana and (ex. British Honduras) Belize which are the only two countries on mainland America to remain stuck in the past.

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