State Laws and Legislation

Washington Hate Crimes Law

Gender identity protected? Yes
Washington law criminalizes "malicious harassment" and violence against individuals because of their gender identity or expression (included in the definition of sexual orientation). Rev. Code Wash. (ARCW) § 9A.36.080 (as amended, 2009).


Sexual orientation protected? Yes
Washington law criminalizes "malicious harassment" and violence against individuals because of their sexual orientation. Rev. Code Wash. (ARCW) § 9A.36.080 (1993).

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Updated: Sun, May 31, 2009 - 11:00:06