Bias-related conduct is behavior that by intent, action and/or outcome may offend, harm or threaten to harm a person or group based on the perception of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability or veteran status. Something does not necessarily need to rise to the level of a hate crime (malicious harassment as defined in RCW 9A.36.080) to constitute a bias incident. … Some incidents of bias-related conduct may be addressed through formal disciplinary action. Others might be subject to protection under the provision of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. All such incidents should be addressed in an educational manner.