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Petitioning State Senator Austin Allran and 5 others

North Carolina State Government: Make attacking people for their sexuality a hate crime in NC statutes

After reading a recent news story about a couple that was physically attacked and injured (and verbally assaulted) in Asheville, NC, for being gay, I was outraged to then read that it is NOT in the NC statutes that physically attacking someone for their sexuality is a hate crime. How can this be? How can beating up someone for their sexuality NOT be a hate crime in my home state? I was mortified and embarrassed to learn of this. Although I love NC because this is where I have grown up and lived all of my life, I am deeply saddened that NC's statutes do not protect gay people when it comes to hate crimes. Please sign this important petition, which I plan to present to local congressmen and congresswomen and state senators. We must get NC to recognize that hate crimes DO apply to attacking someone for their sexuality. Thank you.

Letter to
State Senator Austin Allran
State Representative Andy Wells
Governor Patrick McCrory
and 3 others
North Carolina State House
North Carolina State Senate
North Carolina Governor
Make attacking someone for their sexuality a hate crime in NC statutes

After reading a recent news story about a gay couple that was physically attacked and injured (and verbally assaulted) in Asheville, NC, for being gay, I was outraged to then read that it is NOT in the NC statutes that physically attacking someone for their sexuality is a hate crime. How can this be? How can beating up someone for their sexuality NOT be a hate crime in my home state? I was mortified and embarrassed to learn of this. Although I love NC because this is where I have grown up and lived all of my life, I am deeply saddened that NC's statutes do not protect gay people when it comes to hate crimes. We must get NC to recognize hate crimes DO apply to attacking someone due to their sexuality. Thank you.