WHAT IS A HATE CRIME?

United States (continued)

U.S. State Hate Crime laws:

This is a summary by state of the hate crime laws currently in force.

Those states marked with an asterisk (*) have statutes criminalizing interference with religious worship; other states have similar legislation pending.

Alabama
Arizona
California*
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia*
Florida*
Hawaii
Idaho*
Illinois
Iowa
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland*
Massachusetts*
Michigan*
Minnesota*
Mississippi*
Missouri*
Montana
Nevada*
New Mexico*
New York*
North Carolina*
Ohio
Oklahoma*
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island*
South Carolina*
South Dakota*
Tennessee*
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia*
Washington
West Virginia*
Wisconsin