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Urges action to curtail use of the “gay panic” defense

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Urges action to curtail use of the “gay panic” defense

By Christopher Urias

Urges governments to take legislative action to curtail the availability and effectiveness of the “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses, which seek to partially or completely excuse crimes on the grounds that the victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity is to blame for the defendant’s violent reaction.

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