State Laws and Legislation

Pennsylvania Hate Crimes Law

Gender identity protected? No
In 2008, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down amendments in 2002 to Pennsylvania hate crimes law that added gender identity and other categories.

Sexual orientation protected? No
In 2008, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down amendments in 2002 to Pennsylvania hate crimes law that added sexual orientation and other categories.


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Last Updated: 10/3/2008 

Updated: Thu, October 02, 2008 - 11:00:23