State Laws and Legislation

Tennessee Hate Crimes Law

Gender identity protected? No
Tennessee's hate crimes law does not expressly include gender identity. Disability and gender are explicitly addressed in Tennessee's hate crimes law, but it is unclear whether these provisions could be used to prosecute violence motivated by the victim's gender identity. Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-35-114 (2001).


Sexual orientation protected? Yes
Tennessee's hate crimes law explicitly includes sexual orientation. Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-35-114 (2001).


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Updated: Mon, March 26, 2007 - 11:00:42