Nevada governor signs transgender hate crimes bill

LGBTQ Nation
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May 22, 2013

Crimes that target transgender person because of their sexual identity now carry an extra penalty in Nevada. Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed SB139 into law Tuesday. The new law adds a person’s “gender identity or expression” to the list of motivating factors interpreted as a hate crime. Defendants face the penalties for the actual crime committed, and up to an additional 20 years in prison because the motivation.