Hate Crimes

Protection for Sexual Orientation
Iowa Code § 792A.2
Hate crimes are defined as crimes committed against a person of their property “because of the person’s race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability, or the person’s association with a person of a certain race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability.”

Protection for Gender Identity
Iowa Code § 792A.2
Iowa does not have protections against hate crimes based on gender identity.

Required Reporting – Sexual Orientation
Iowa Code § 692.15(7)
Iowa Code § 692.15(7) requires the reporting of “hate crimes listed in section 729A.2,” which include crimes committed because of the victim’s sexual orientation.

Required Reporting – Gender Identity
Iowa Code § 692.15(7)
Iowa does not have protections against hate crimes based on gender identity.