DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan law that prohibits intimidation based on gender covers people who are transgender.
That's the opinion of the state Court of Appeals.
The court ruled in the case of a transgender woman who was shot after being confronted by a man at a Detroit gas station.
Michigan’s ethnic intimidation law makes it a crime to maliciously harass another person because of race, color, religion, gender or national origin.
The court reinstated an ethnic intimidation charge against Deonton Rogers.
Prosecutor Kym Worthy says it's a "huge win for the protection of the transgender community."