The Tulsa City Council will consider adopting a hate crime ordinance with protections for sex, sexual orientation and gender identity.
State law covers crimes motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin or disability.
The ordinance was proposed by Councilor Crista Patrick. She said as isolating as the past several months have been for many Tulsans, it would be good for everyone to hear that they are safe.
"I think that it’s important that all of our residents hear from us, the city leaders, that we are standing against hate," Patrick said.