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Chilean President Reacts to Murder of Gay Man, Says Government 'Won't Rest' Till Anti-Discrimination Law is Passed

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Last night I reported on the death of Chilean gay man Daniel Zamudio, who has been in a coma since being beaten, slashed, burned and branded with a Swastika by a gang of neo-Nazis.

PineraThe horrific murder (it's a shame that's sometimes what it takes) has inspired Chile's President to speak out and vow action:

The case has prompted a national debate in Chile over hate crimes, and his death prompted Chilean President Sebastian Pinera to say from Asia that his government won't rest until a proposed anti-discrimination law is passed.

Four suspects are jailed, some with criminal records of attacks on gays. Prosecutors asked Wednesday for murder charges carrying life sentences.

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  1. Too bad it had to get to this point to start putting an anti-discrimination law together. At least Daniel's life will not be in vain and maybe there will be more compassion and tolerance for every human being.

    Posted by: Professor Locs | Mar 28, 2012 11:15:15 AM


  2. This is so often the case. It was the case of Matthew Shepherd that finally brought such atrocities to the attention of the public in the USA. Similar horrors brought home the realities of bullying both in the schoolyard and in the workplace. In our society, where violence is more acceptable than sexual love, such extremes serve a useful purpose: exposing the hypocrisy of laissez-faire social policies.

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Mar 28, 2012 12:09:57 PM


  3. Good for Chile, they are obviously more civilized than we are in the USA. We got a lotta Nazis running loose. Didn't they lose WWII?

    Posted by: Sam Molloy | Mar 30, 2012 1:04:21 AM


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