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A Jury May Have Sentenced a Man to Death Because He's Gay. And the Justices Don't Care.

THE SUPREME COURT ANNOUNCED IT WOULD NOT STOP SOUTH DAKOTA FROM KILLING A MAN BECAUSE HE IS GAY.

On June 18, the Supreme Court announced it would not stop South Dakota from killing a man who may have been sentenced to death because he is gay.

Some of the jurors who imposed the death penalty on Charles Rhines in 1993 have said they thought the

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