Bil Browning

'Bag-A-Fag' Victims Sue City

Filed By Bil Browning | June 20, 2013 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: bag-a-fag, California, federal lawsuit, San Leandro

"If there are no arrests for heterosexual lewd conduct then that is certainly eyebrow-raising. If that is what is happening it's illegal. All of us have the right to equal treatment from the government.

"Publicizing the arrest has the effect of harassing and publicly humiliating someone who may very well be innocent. People shouldn't be tried and convicted through press releases."

-- Lambda Legal staff attorney Peter Renn commenting on a lawsuit filed by two men who were arrested in a "bag a fag" operation in San Leandro, California. The city accused them of "attempting to conduct a lewd act in public" and distributed a news release identifying the men. They were never charged with a crime.

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