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Proposal adds transgender people to hate crime law

Elvira Diaz pleaded with lawmakers Monday to do what their predecessors from the 2011 Legislature didn't and recognize crimes motivated by gender identity as hate crimes.

She wasn't asking for herself, but for her 8-year-old son, Christian Arroyo, who was born as a girl but identifies as a boy.

"When you are a mother you want to leave your kids the best thing, and if I can leave to him the privilege to have life, to be free and safe and to live a successful life, that's what I want," Diaz told the Senate Judiciary Committee, with Christian sitting in …

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