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California Code, Penal Code - PEN § 422.55

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For purposes of this title, and for purposes of all other state law unless an explicit provision of law or the context clearly requires a different meaning, the following shall apply:

(a)??Hate crime? means a criminal act committed, in whole or in part, because of one or more of the following actual or perceived characteristics of the victim:

(1)?Disability.

(2)?Gender.

(3)?Nationality.

(4)?Race or ethnicity.

(5)?Religion.

(6)?Sexual orientation.

(7)?Association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

(b)??Hate crime? includes, but is not limited to, a violation of Section 422.6.

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