State Laws and Legislation

Mississippi Hate Crimes Law

Gender identity protected? No
Mississippi hate crime law includes "actual or perceived" gender. As yet, no court has read anti-transgender violence to be actionable under this provision. Miss Code Ann §§ 99-19-301; 99-19-303; 99-19-305; 99-19-307 (2001).

Sexual orientation protected? No
Mississippi hate crimes law addresses "actual and perceived" gender, but not sexual orientation. As yet, no court has read sexual orientation-motivated violence to be actionable under this provision. Miss Code Ann §§ 99-19-301; 99-19-303; 99-19-305; 99-19-307 (2001).

Updated: Thu, October 02, 2008 - 11:00:00