California Becomes First State to Ban Gay, Trans 'Panic' Defenses

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BY PARKER MARIE MOLLOY | SEPTEMBER 29 2014 4:19 PM ET

"In a groundbreaking move, the state takes a stand against defendants being able to use a victim's sexual orientation or gender identity as justification for murder.

With the stroke of Governor Jerry Brown's pen, California has become the first state in the U.S. to officially ban the use of "trans panic" and "gay panic" defenses in court..."

http://www.advocate.com/crime/2014/09/29/california-becomes-first-state-ban-gay-trans-panic-defenses

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Ya know... a lotta people talk a lotta trash about California - that they do crazy stuff there, but it sure seems that CA is moving forward sooner and faster on many more issues that concern transpeople than any other state in the union.

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