We found Ohio does not
have a law making an attack on gays a hate crime but that may soon change.
Our investigation came
after an arrest was made for a gay man attacked outside a gay bar on
Cleveland's west side on Labor day weekend.
First district investigators
arrested a 16-year-old but they didn't charge him with a hate crime.
The Ohio Attorney General's
office confirms the state only has special laws for targeting people because of
race, or religion, or nationality.
So the Cleveland Council
Public Safety Chairman Kevin Conwell says he'll start working right now to make
attacking gays a hate crime.
The feds already have a hate crime law against
gays and now the victim in this attack would like to see those local laws
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