8/9 Hate crimes against homosexuals on the rise in Germany

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German parliament, the Bundestag passed a bill to allow gay marriage in June, but the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday that the number of crimes committed against homosexuals and bisexuals has risen significantly in 2017. In the first half of this year, from January 1 to July 28, there were 130 hate crimes reported connected with the victim’s sexual orientation. Over the same period in 2016, 102 crimes of the same nature were reported. That represents an increase of roughly 27 percent. Hate crimes under the subcategory “sexual orientation” are defined by the Ministry as “all criminal acts motivated against LGBTI (lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans- and intersexuals).”

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