Claims of ‘homosexual agenda’ help kill hate-crimes laws in 5 states
LGBT flag painted on brick wall (Shutterstock)

Last year, lawmakers in South Carolina introduced legislation that would have increased the standard penalties for anyone who assaults, intimidates or threatens another individual if they did so because of the victim’s “race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or sexual orientation.” Drafted by Democratic legislators after white supremacist Dylann Roof murdered nine African-American parishioners at…