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Australian state moves to scrap ‘gay panic defence’

Australian state moves to scrap ‘gay panic defence’

The only state in Australia where the so-called ‘gay panic defence’ can be used in court moved on Thursday to scrap the provision, but LGBT+ rights campaigners said further reforms were needed to combat hate crime. Defendants accused of murder in South Australia have been able to argue that they acted out of panic over […]