Topics :: gay panic
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By Winnie McCroy | Monday Sep 1, 2014
Fair warning to all gay-bashers who want to blame their crime on the 'scary lesbian' they just killed: California just became the first state to pass a ban on using the "gay panic" defense to reduce a murder charge.
By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Aug 13, 2013
The American Bar Association unanimously passed a resolution urging federal, state, local and territorial governments to pass legislation curtailing the availability and effectiveness of the use of "gay panic" defenses by criminal defendants.
By EDGE | Monday Jul 29, 2013
Next month during the American Bar Association’s Annual meeting in San Francisco, the organization’s policymaking body will vote on a resolution to make the "gay / trans panic" defense inadmissible in court.
By Colleen Long | Sunday Dec 2, 2012
A New York City jury found a Portuguese model guilty of murder for the bizarre castration killing in an upscale hotel room of a Portuguese TV personality who had taken him under his wing.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Mar 2, 2011
A 68-year-old man was choked to death by a friend during an evening of drinking. The reason given by the 55-year-old suspect: homosexual advances that sent him into a murderous rage.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Jun 23, 2010
The defense for a model and stripper who witnesses say was using drugs just prior to having killed a man may be planning to use a variation of the so-called "gay panic" defense.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Jun 16, 2010
Jurors in Florida rejected a "gay panic" defense, finding a 28-year-old man guilty of murder in the choking and stabbing death of a 60-year-old man.
By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Aug 4, 2009
Right wing pundits are outraged that Steven Nary, a former U.S. Naval servicemember, has been denied parole after being incarcerated for 13 years following the killing of a Hispanic activist who Nary says attempted to rape him.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Jun 17, 2009
The defense in a murder trial in a rural Texas county says that the accused stabbed and beat the victim in self defense rather than endure a sexual assault.
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