Solicitor Daniel Donaldson, 34, said he and his partner Arran Southall, 28, have endured months of misery as their property was attacked and they were abused at their home in Edinburgh.
Mr Donaldson, a volunteer at Glasgow 2014, has written an open letter to the Scottish Justice Secretary, the Lord Advocate and others urging them to review the current laws on hate crime which he said were ineffective against children.All our laws seem to be ineffective against children. Hell, they aren’t that effective against adults most of the time!
The couple had lived happily in the Drylaw area of the city for the past three-and-a-half years but trouble started earlier this year when a number of new families moved into the neighbourhood, he said.Oh..? So, it's certainly not the case that Edinburgh is ripe with 'homophobia', then. They've clearly imported it.
And I get the distinct impression that these children would not have been angels should there have been no gay people in the immediate vicinity. The targets would have been the elderly, or the mentally challenged, or any ethnic minority, or the obese, or...
I'm sure you get the picture.
“It just built up over a period of time. It started with low level stuff – them shouting ‘gay’ and ‘puff’ – and then escalated quickly to vandalism and property damage,” he told The Independent.And this should be the offence - the vandalism & property damage. But it won't be.
Edinburgh councillor Cammy Day, community safety leader, said: “Hate crime is completely unacceptable. The council treats all reports of hate crime extremely seriously, and is working with Police Scotland to investigate.”*sighs*