meninlove said Hey Wilton; the guy said this, "I ought to kick your ass, you faggot."
...which is an implied threat coupled with the word faggot and spoken publicly.
...and it's not happening in the United Hates of America (borrowed from another RJ member).
It can be considered assault, hands need to be laid for battery. Here in good old Canadia the Police/Crown decide when charges are laid, not the victim as in some US jurisdictions. In support of MIL,
protection of ALL Canadians is guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and ensures the justice the system applies equally to all:
According to the Supreme Court of Canada's Section 15 jurisprudence, the equality guarantees of section 15 are aimed at preventing the "violation of essential human dignity and freedom through the imposition of disadvantage, stereotyping, or political and social prejudices, and to promote a society in which all persons enjoy equal recognition at law as human beings or as members of Canadian society, equally capable and equally deserving of concern, respect and consideration." (Iacobucci J. in Law v. Canada, )
To that end, the Charter recognizes four dimensions of equality, including substantive equality.
* Equality before the law is equality in the administration of justice, where all individuals are subject to the same criminal laws in the same manner by law enforcement and the courts.
* Equality under the law is equality in the substance of the law, where the content of the law is equal and fair to everyone so that everyone experiences the same result.
* Equal benefit of the law ensures that benefits imposed by law will be proportionate.
* Equal protection of the law ensure that the protections imposed by law will be proportionate so that the human dignity of every person is equally safeguarded by the law.
The best part is, it actually works like this.