Puerto Rico Governor Opposes Removing LGBT Protections From Hate Crimes Law

As the Puerto Rican legislature prepares to eliminate LGBT-specific categories from the island’s hate crimes law, the island’s governor is registering his opposition to the measure. Gov. Luis Fortuño indicated “that he supports the island’s current hate crimes law that includes sexual orientation and gender identity and expression,” the blog Boy in Bushwick reports. The bill to eliminate LGBT-specific categories has passed the senate and will soon be taken up by the house.