Attacked for crossdressing

According to WFTV Channel 9 news, this cross dresser was beaten by a group of men because he was wearing a dress. I don’t care what your views are in regard to homosexuals, this post isn’t about that. When you take it upon yourself to beat and attack someone based on the fact that they are homosexual, you deserve to go to prison. Do these people think that because he’s gay, or dressed as a woman, that the rules don’t apply?