Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Let's get behind HB0335
Rep. Jeanne Richardson (D-89) is sponsoring Hate Crimes legislation that takes TCS 40-35-114 (17) and changes the word “gender” to “gender, or gender identity or expression”.
Why this is important is Vibinc's topic, and Grand Divisions also has a post up about it. This merely adds transgendered people to the list of those protected under current hate crimes law.
Considering that Shelby County leads the state in attacks against transgendered people, this is critical. Go check out the other posts, and let's get this passed!