UPDATE: LGBTQ inclusive City Hate Crimes Law Passes Unanimously

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The LGBTQ inclusive City of Pittsburgh Hate Crimes Law has passed City Council unanimously.

Original article published April 24, 2021:

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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