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Hate Crimes

Gay rights groups baffled by mistrial in slaying of gay classmate

Two prominent gay rights groups expressed their disappointment and dismay after a California judge declared a mistrial late Thursday in the high-profile case involving the slaying of a gay classmate in Oxnard.

Long Beach rallies against hate crimes

"As one community made up of many, we are stronger than the few cowardly individuals working against us."

Fresno teen accused of anti-gay hate crime

The 15-year-old boy was booked into Napa County Juvenile Hall for making criminal threats to the couple, apparently based on their sexual orientation, police say.