INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
Legislation targeting hate crimes has died once again in the Indiana
Legislature, keeping the state one of only five without such a law.
The bill failed
Monday on the same day that the Indianapolis Jewish Community Center
received a bomb threat.
Republican Sen. Sue
Glick of LaGrange says there wasn’t enough support to move her bill forward.
She cited amendments sought by fellow GOP Sen. Mike Delph of Carmel that
would have gutted the bill.
The measure would
have allowed judges to impose tougher sentences for crimes motivated by
race, religion, sex, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.
proposed in past years also failed.
Opponents say hate
crime laws create special protected classes that treat victims of similar