State Laws and Legislation

Kansas Hate Crimes Law

Gender identity protected? No

No provision of Kansas hate crime law explicitly addresses gender identity-based violence. K.S.A. Supp. § 21-4716 (2002). The Kansas hate crime statute was amended to include violence on account of "the defendant's belief or perception" of the victim's sexual orientation. As yet, Kansas has not addressed gender identity-based violence under these provisions of the hate crimes law. K.S.A. Supp. 21-4716 (2002)

Sexual orientation protected? Yes

Kansas hate crimes law explicitly addresses sexual orientation. On June 6, 2002, the Kansas hate crimes statute was amended to include violence on account of "the defendant's belief or perception" of the victim's sexual orientation. K.S.A. Supp. 21-4716 (2002)

Updated: Sun, August 29, 2004 - 11:00:00