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California First State to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

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.

ABA Unanimously Passes Resolution Curtailing "Gay Panic" Defense

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.

ABA to Consider Banning "Gay Panic" Defense

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.

Portuguese Model Convicted of Bizarre Castration-Murder in NYC Hotel Room

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.

’Gay Rage’ Claimed in Staten Island Homicide

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.

Defense in Philly Murder Case Planning to Use Variation of ’Gay Panic?’

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.

Fla. Jury Rejects ’Gay Panic’ Defense, Convicts Killer

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.

Sailor in ’Gay Rape’ Killing Denied Parole

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.

’Gay Panic’ is Defense in Texas Murder Case

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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