State Laws and Legislation

West Virginia Hate Crimes Law

Gender identity protected? No
No provision of West Virginia state law explicitly addresses discrimination based on gender identity. Categories that are given explicit mention in the hate crimes law include: race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, political affiliation and sex. W.Va. Code § 61-6-21 (2001).


Sexual orientation protected? No
No provision of the West Virginia hate crimes statute explicitly addresses violence based on sexual orientation. Categories that are given explicit mention in the hate crimes law include: race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, political affiliation and sex. W.Va. Code § 61-6-21 (2001).

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Updated: Tue, March 13, 2007 - 11:00:10