"A hate crime...involves threats, harassment, or physical harm and is motivated by prejudice against someone's...religion..." — USLegal.com
"A threat is also defined as a menace that keeps the mind of a person upon whom a threat operates unsettled."
"Harassment is unwanted, unwelcomed and uninvited behavior that demeans, threatens or offends the victim and results in a hostile environment for the victim. Harassing behavior may include...epithets, derogatory comments or slurs and lewd propositions...and visual insults, such as derogatory posters or cartoons."
In 2009, as this article in WorldNetDaily points out, 137,881 voters in Washington state added their signatures to a petition that gave citizens the opportunity to overturn a recently enacted law which gave virtually all marital rights to same-sex couples. Proponents of the laws of nature and nature's God lost the vote to protect marriage 52-48, and the new law was upheld.
But homosexual bigots were not content with victory at the ballot box. They wanted the names and addresses of everyone who signed the petition. Why would they insist on having this information after the election was over?
The simplest explanation is they wanted a list of fresh hate crimes targets...