Dharun Ravi, the guy who videotaped his roommate hooking up with another guy, (who then committed suicide) is going to jail. (source)
Elie Mystal over at Above the Law had this to say:
Is that how we want our hate crime laws to work? Any time we feel we’re being singled out because of our race, religion, or sexual orientation, we’re victims of a hate crime, even if we’re not being singled out because of our race, religion, or orientation? We’ve moved beyond punishing what is in a person’s heart, and moved straight to punishing an assailant for what’s in his victim’s heart. (source)
Right on, Elie.