AHate_Crimes - Gay, Lesbian, Transgender Hate Crimes...

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Gay, Lesbian, Transgender Hate Crimes Statistics, Legislation, Information and History According to the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the term "hate crime" didn't enter the national vocabulary until the 1980's, when Skinheads and other groups committed a continual series of bias-based crimes. Hangings, lynching, vandalism and cross burning have been a method of intimidation and bias in the U.S. for some time. However, the FBI didn't begin investigating what we now call hate crimes until their first Ku Klux Klan case in 1924. Most people think of hate crimes as being exclusively against persons based on race, ethnicity or gender, but hate-based crimes against gay, lesbians and transgender people are equally rooted in our history and just as heinous. Since the 1980's, the U.S. Legislature has passed a series of laws to help combat bias-based violence. Unfortunately, hate crimes based on sexual orientation have increased since 1995. Forty four states and the District of Columbia have anti-hate crime laws, however only 24
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course LGBT UNKNOWN taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '08 term at Kent State.

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AHate_Crimes - Gay, Lesbian, Transgender Hate Crimes...

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