State Laws and Legislation

Rhode Island Hate Crimes Law

Gender identity protected? Yes
Rhode Island hate crime law explicitly addresses violence based on gender identity. R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-28-46 (2012).

Sexual orientation protected? Yes
Rhode Island hate crime law explicitly addresses violence based on sexual orientation. R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-19-38 (2001).


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Last Updated: 3/23/2007 

Updated: Thu, March 22, 2007 - 11:00:20