Gay Panic Defense Banned in New York After Cuomo Signs Bill

By Dan M. Clark

The New York Law Journal reported that NYSBA supported the bill to ban ‘gay panic’ defense in manslaughter cases. (may require subscription)

The bill has been championed for the past several years by Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, a former public defender, and State Sen. Brad Hoylman. Both are openly gay members of the Legislature who represent parts of Manhattan.

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