Yes, offog, it is still legal to spread hate against GLBTQ people in the US. Of course the First Amendment always comes up, but as far as I am concerned, the right to free speech ends when you incite hatred and violence against any group.
Unfortunately, the fundamentalist meddling in government is so strong, I do not believe we will be able to EVER pass hate speech legislation--we have a hard enough time passing hate crimes bills. I do not understand how this sort of thing is allowed and yet it is.
If I ever have a chance to emigrate to Canada, you may be sure I will seize it.