State Laws and Legislation

Florida Hate Crimes Law

Gender identity protected? No

Florida hate crimes law does not explicitly address gender/gender identity-based violence or other similar issues. As yet, no court has ruled as to the applicability of the disablity provision to anti-transgender hate crimes. Fla. Stat. § 775.085 (2001).

Sexual orientation protected? Yes
Florida hate crime law directly addresses sexual orientation. Fla. Stat. § 775.085 (2001).

Updated: Fri, March 09, 2007 - 12:00:00