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City Hate Crimes Law to Include LGBTQ and Disability

Photo by Matthew Paulson

An ordinance to be introduced to Pittsburgh City Council next week will create a city-wide Hate Crimes Law that includes sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.

The proposed legislation would add to existing State and Federal Hate Crimes laws that do not include sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Those in violation of the new Hate Crimes Law will be charged with a summary offense.

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