Governor Holcomb says he’s “disappointed” at criticism of a House-passed hate crimes bill by a key national watchdog group. Holcomb says he’s still lobbying for a more comprehensive bill. But he says the House bill meets criteria the Anti-Defamation League spelled out before the session, calling for a specific list of victim groups. The bill would allow judges to use the targeting of victims as grounds for longer sentences. The ADL says language aimed at catching anyone the list overlooks is too vague. Other critics, including Indiana Forward and legislative Democrats, complain the list leaves out age, gender, and gender identity.
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