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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 03:21 AM

Yes, the gay and trans 'panic' defense is still legal in a majority of states

In May 2022, former Virginia Tech football player Isimemen Etute was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the 2021 death of Jerry Smith, a gay man who Etute initially believed to be a woman based on Smithís Tinder profile.

People online claimed it appeared that Etute had used the gay or trans panic defense, which is a legal defense that claims a victimís sexual orientation or gender identity/expression is to blame for a defendantís violent reaction.

In response, a tweet with hundreds of shares claims that ďthe gay/trans panic defense isnít banned in the overwhelming majority of states.Ē

Yes, the gay and trans panic defense is still legal in a majority of states.







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Reply Yes, the gay and trans 'panic' defense is still legal in a majority of states (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Friday OP
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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 03:29 AM

1. Its not a defense

Its just a loophole for killing a gay or trans person without repercussions. This is why I carry a fucking gun on me, if some asshole tries to kill me because he "didn't" know I was trans. Best believe I'll defend my life over letting them kill me.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 03:39 AM

2. next is sincerely held religious beliefs as justification...ya know like xtian germans 1938

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 04:19 AM

3. I never understood that as a defense. Why should I be afraid...

of a guy who sees himself as a woman?

And would she want to harm me so that I would need to defend myself?

Nope, I simply see it as rage that this person would see me as receptive. Also rage that I might like it. Self rage, with a likely not-self target right there.



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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:45 AM

4. That's what I think, too.

If you kill someone and claim self-defense, which is essentially what these guys are doing, you should show how you were in mortal danger. Those guys aren't in fear for their lives; they're defending their 'manhood,' which is another thing altogether.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:47 AM

5. louisiana juries are very sympatheic to the hustler

who cleans up and wears a tie to court. it is a disgrace on several levels.

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