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Tulsa City Council unanimously passes amendment to expand hate crime ordinance

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Posted at 6:51 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 19:57:45-04

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Wednesday that would give the LGBTQ community more protections.

READ MORE: Proposed hate crime ordinance would bring more protections to Tulsa's LGBTQ community

The ordinance, proposed by Councilor Crista Patrick of District 3, recognizes "sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity" as protected classes under Tulsa's hate crime laws, according to the nonprofit Oklahomans for Equality.

The organization said Oklahoma's hate crime laws cover hate bias crimes motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, and disability.

For more information about Oklahomans for Equality, click here.

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