State Laws and Legislation

Illinois Hate Crimes Law

Gender identity protected? No
Illinois law explicitly addresses actual or perceived gender under the hate crimes law. As yet, Illinois has not addressed gender identity-based violence under these provisions of the hate crimes law. 720 ILCS 5/12-7.1 (2001).

Sexual orientation protected? Yes
Illinois hate crimes law explicitly addresses actual or perceived sexual orientation. § 720 ILCS 5/12-7.1 (2001).

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