If by "bashing" you mean something verbal rather than physical, well, we still have the First Amendment (for the time being).<quoted text>
Mighty Dumb Builder thinks bashing gays should be legal.
Mighty DumbBuilder does get that a hate crime would also be valid if a bunch of gays attacked him because he was straight.
"Hate crimes" are BS. The crime is no different, better or worse, because of the motivation of the criminal.
Besides, Holder has already ruled that black-on-white crime is not "hate crime" in any circumstance.