Lawmakers Approve Bill to End ‘Gay Panic’ Defense, Cuomo Expected to Sign

By Dan M. Clark

The New York Law Journal mentioned President Greenberg and NYSBA’s support for the bill to remove “gay panic” or “trans panic” defenses in murder cases. (may require subscription)

“The reality is that we as a community need to stand up and say we’re not going to take this,” said Assemblyman Danny O’Donnell, a Democrat from Manhattan who sponsored the bill. “We’re not going to say it’s OK to bash a trans woman’s head into a street in Harlem merely because they exist.”

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