US: Pennsylvania hate crime bill advances to full House
A bill which would ban hate crimes based on sexual orientation and gender identity, has passed a vote at the Pennsylvania House Judiciary committee and will now advance to the full House.
Representative Brendan Boyle is the chief sponsor of Hate Crimes Bill 177.
Another proposed bill is before the Senate that would include gender, gender identity, and disabilities. Philadelphia City Council also has a measure going to a vote which would add gender identity and sexual orientation to their hate crimes law.