Saturday, November 01, 2014

Philadelphia Passes Hate Crimes Ordinance

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that on Thursday Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed Bill No. 140720 (full text) which provides an additional penalty of up to 90 days in jail and a $2000 fine where any of several crimes are motivated by hatred toward the actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, or disability of the victims. It is expected that Mayor Nutter will sign the bill into law.