I support hate crime laws, but I do not support hate speech laws. I am against laws against curbing free speech except for where incitement to violence occurs. The reason is not because I sympathize with such people, but because I believe hate speech is an ineffectual method for stopping it.
The U.S. does not have hate speech laws, but Europe does, and guess which has a much bigger problem with neofascism? I take that as evidence that hate speech laws do not work. There are always ways to circumvent such laws and use coded or subtle language to make your point. Hate speech does not eliminate such people, it merely makes them harder to spot, which makes them more dangerous.
I think speech codes and hate speech laws also have a potential to be used in an incredibly regressive way.The people who hold positions of authority are still often white men, and they are the ones making the judgement calls on what constitutes hate speech, which is something that should give us pause. Very often, I think such restrictions on speech make topics like racism and sexism harder to talk about, and tend to result in such discussion not occurring at all.
If we must consider all possibilities equally we must accept that maybe they actually have things right and we are all failing to grasp the 'truth' of the matter. Extreme examples I know, but I only mean to demonstrate that being open to ideas and offering the benefit of the doubt is not always right (or of value). I can't offer my empathy for a toxic ideology - I can't let that negative, hateful, twisted discourse into my heart without judgement.
This is not a problem as along as someone can accurately distinguish between opinions that are toxic, and opinions that are not.
I think this is the case with you, but some people are not so good at this, and so are quick to jump on a bandwagon. I suppose I am thinking of INTPs with weak Fe. Perhaps I am describing what INTPs should do. INTPs should be open-minded and investigate all sides, and not blindly trust our feelings, because our compasses are often out of whack. We're often so desperate for peer approval that we'll go along with anything. INTPs need to work to overcome that impulse.