Toledo City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposal to strengthen the city's hate crime law to include crimes against transgender people.

The move comes a month after a well-known local transgender activist was brutally beaten and robbed in downtown Toledo.

Candice Rose Milligan told police that her attackers shouted homophobic and transphobic slurs as they beat her. Milligan's injuries included a broken mandible, which required wiring her jaw shut.

She told council members that she was encouraged by its actions and would work for statewide adoption.

Police said last month that they could not classify the incident as a hate crime because Ohio's hate crime law does not include gender identity or sexual orientation as a protected class.

Police have charged Christopher Temple, 20, with robbery to inflict, attempt to inflict, or threaten serious physical harm on another. Two additional suspects have not been found.