State Laws and Legislation

Texas Hate Crimes Law

Gender identity protected? No

No provision of Texas law explicitly addresses information based on gender identity; however, disability and gender are explicitly addressed, but have not yet been used to provide a cause of action for violence motivated by the victim's gender identity. Tex. Code Crim. Proc. art. 42.014 (2002); Tex. Penal Code § 12.47 (2002).

Sexual orientation protected? Yes
Texas hate crimes law explicitly includes "sexual preference." Tex. Code Crim. Proc. art. 42.014 (2002); Tex. Penal Code § 12.47 (2002).

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Updated: Mon, March 26, 2007 - 11:00:20