Tag Archives: Hate crimes

Time to Demand LGBTQ Protections in Pennsylvania

  LGBTQ citizens are more likely to be targets of a hate crime than any other minority group, according to a new analysis of data collected by the FBI. Yet, LGBTQ people are excluded from Pennsylvania’s hate crime laws, and … Continue reading

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Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act Passed

Last Thursday, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act was approved by the Senate 68-29. The long-awaited legislation makes it a federal crime to assault people based on gender, sexual orientation, disability, and gender identity, and allows for added charges … Continue reading

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