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A sordid history of the gay panic defence in Australia
It's time to axe the 'gay panic' defence so we can stop being gay furious about it Comedian Tom Ballard has ramped up the push to get rid of the "gay panic" defence law which is still on the books in Queensland and South Australia. Archived from the original on The killings are vicious, but the killers escape a murder conviction. Asexual Bisexual Heterosexual Homosexual. Rebecca Shaw explains why the law is terrible and should go, and lists a few 'straight panic' laws that should be instated until it happens. Section h is added to the Penal Code, to read: Reverend Paul Kelly of the Brisbane Archdiocese has launched a petition calling for the abolition of the gay panic legal defence in assault and murder trials.
Retrieved 22 March GreerF. InCalifornia amended its penal code to include jury instructions to ignore bias, sympathy, prejudice, or public opinion in making their decision, and a directive was made to educate district attorneys' offices about panic strategies and how to prevent bias from affecting trial outcomes. The gay panic defense in the United States has been banned explicitly only within CaliforniaRhode Island and Illinoisbut the American Bar Association suggested in that other states follow their lead. Asexual Bisexual Heterosexual Homosexual. Michael Kirby marries partner of 50 years. The gay panic defense is generally invoked in cases where the guilt of the defendant is unquestioned, but only to strengthen a more "traditional criminal law defense such as insanity, diminished capacity, provocation, or self-defense" and is not meant to provide justification of the crime on its own.