State Laws and Legislation

Oregon Hate Crimes Law

Gender identity protected? Yes
Oregon law recognizes hate crimes motivated by the victim's gender identity. Oregon Equality Act, Public Law Number 100 (2007) (defining sexual orientation to include gender identity and amending O.R.S. § 166.155 and § 166.165

Sexual orientation protected? Yes
Oregon law recognizes hate crimes motivated by the victim's race, color, religion, national origin and sexual orientation, and contains a reporting requirement. ORS § 166.165 (2001); ORS § 181.550 (2001).


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Updated: Thu, October 02, 2008 - 11:00:06