Nevada Lawmakers Push to Ban “Gay Panic” Defense

Nevada Lawmakers Push to Ban “Gay Panic” Defense

From Logo TV:

“Currently, some 47 states in the U.S. permit people accused of committing violent crimes to use their victim’s sexuality or gender orientation as a defense, hence the “panic” in the nickname. If passed, Nevada’s Senate Bill 97 would prohibit future use of the defense, which has been used successfully in the past to get violent criminals shorter sentences or even acquitted altogether.”

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