In a Country where the DOJ is considering making it a crime to criticize or speak against the idea of man-made global warming, where people who simply disagree on policy are labeled racists solely because the advocate of said policy is black and investigations of wrong doing are labeled a witch hunt because the perpetrator of the wrongdoing is a woman, it is not difficult to imagine people will call simple disagreements (usually the TRUTH) with their position or belief hate speech.
Hate speech is whatever a liberal wants it to be, it is a play from their playbook. Just like race baiters call white people a racist if you disagree with them, feminists call men a chauvinist pig if you disagree with them, liberals say your voiced opinion if it disagrees with theirs on any subject pertaining to any sub group of human beings is hate speech.
Plain and simple that is what it boils down to in the parlance of today's usage of the term no matter what the supposed definition of it is. Liberalism, progressives, the left, the looney left, they have no principles, no rock to stand upon, their entire philosophy is a collection of plays and tactics contrived to deceive and conquer and control. Ironically the name, LIBERAL explains them to a tee. It's nothing more than an acronym of their playbook:
E vade the question
R aise a straw man
A ssert superiority
L ie some more (lie about lying if you have to)
S peak to dead people (optional Pelosi tactic)
Some say liberalism is a disease. I say it is the symptom and the disease is immorality.