Hate Crime Legislation

Cleveland city council member demands the murder of Cemia Dove be treated as a hate crime

A Cleveland City Council member wants the murder of Cemia "Ce Ce" Dove investigated as a hate crime. "Too often we lose loved ones because of fear or hate. Violence should not be tolerated against anyone regardless of race, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation."

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GLAAD Joins Ricky Martin in Urging Puerto Rican Lawmakers to Stop Anti-LGBT Amendment

The Puerto Rican Senate approved a provision to their penal code that would eliminate protections for LGBT people from their hate crimes law. Change.org currently has a petition urging the Puerto Rico House of Representatives to stop the amendment. GLAAD joins Ricky Martin in urging people to sign the petition.

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October 28, 2009

President Obama Signs Expanded Federal Hate Crimes Bill into Law

As President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr.
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October 13, 2009

As Hate Crimes Continue, Need for LGBT Protections Increases

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