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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont Signs Bill Banning Gay Panic Defense

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont on Friday signed a bill banning gay panic and transgender panic defenses in court. I just signed a law banning the gay and transgender panic defense in criminal cases.It’s absurd that perpetrators have used victims’ sexual orientation/gender identity to justify their violent crimes.All lives are valued equally.Thx #SenLooney @Jeff_Currey @raghibct— Governor Ned Lamont (@GovNedLamont) June 21, 2019 Said Lamont in a tweet: “It’s absurd that perpetrators have used victims’ sexual orientation/gender identity to justify their violent crimes. All lives are valued equally.” The defenses are...
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New York Becomes 7th State to Ban Gay Panic and Trans Panic Defenses

New York’s state legislature approved a bill banning gay panic and trans panic defenses in court, making it the seventh to do so. Governor Andrew Cuomo has said he’ll sign the bill. The NYT reports on the heinous and hateful legal strategy: “Since as early as the 1960s, defense lawyers have introduced the idea that people accused of murdering lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people had acted in a state of temporary insanity caused and justified by their victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity.” The post New York Becomes 7th...
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Nevada is Fourth State to Ban ‘Gay Panic’ and ‘Trans Panic’ Defense

Nevada has banned the “gay panic” and “trans panic” defense in court, becoming the fourth state to do so. Nevada Current reports: “Senate Bill 97, which was signed into law Tuesday, bans people from using a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity as a defense for committing a violent crime against them.” Said Brooke Maylath with the Reno-based Transgender Allies Group: “In a different world, if women were to respond that way, there wouldn’t be a man alive. It’s a vile and disgusting defense that sends a message to the...
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Bar Patron Who Brutalized Gay Man and Bragged About it in Bloody Selfies on Social Media Pleads Guilty

Brandon Wiley / Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Brandon Wiley, a Tennessee man who brutally beat a gay man who had allegedly propositioned him at a bar and then bragged about it in blood-covered selfies posted to social media, has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. Daily News Journal reports: ‘The 39-year-old victim suffered a broken nose and fractured orbital sockets and required extensive hospital treatment. A security guard told police he saw Wiley punching the victim. Wiley said the victim had “grabbed his junk and molested him,” according to a report...
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