(Indianapolis) The hate crimes bill proposed by State Senator Sue Glick (R) of La Grange, IN. has died at the Statehouse. State Senator Mike Delph(R) of Carmel, IN proposed so many amendments to the bill it would have rendered it virtually ineffective. The lawmakers that are against hate crime legislation claim that it protects and creates a special class of citizen.
Hate crimes legislation allow tougher sentences for crimes commented against people based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, race or religion. This is not the first time legislation like that has not made it past the Statehouse.
With hate crimes on the rise and a Jewish Community Center in Indianapolis that recently received a bomb threat, Indiana still remains one of five states that does not have hate crime legislation on the books.