Tag Archive | Gay Panic Defense

US: Congress Introduces Bill to Outlaw Gay/Trans ‘Panic’ Defence

US: Congress Introduces Bill to Outlaw Gay/Trans ‘Panic’ Defence

The Matthew Shepard Foundation has welcomed the introduction of the Gay and Trans Panic Defense Prohibition Act of 2019. On June 5th, Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) and Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) introduced bills in the United States’ Senate and House of Representatives, that would do away with the use of the gay and trans […]

American Bar Association – End to ‘Gay Panic’ Defence

The American Bar Association, House of Delegates has adopted a resolution which will no longer allow perpetrators to use a defence for physical attack or murder, based on the victim’s sexual orientation, or  the perpetrator’s alleged fear of a sexual advance by the victim – the so-called ‘gay panic defense’ [defence],  According to the ABA […]