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Author Topic: Eliminate the 'gay panic' defence from Queensland law #gaypanic  (Read 1197 times)

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Re: Eliminate the 'gay panic' defence from Queensland law #gaypanic
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 10:58:02 AM »
http://www.change.org/petitions/eliminate-the-gay-panic-defence-from-queensland-law-gaypanic?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7583&alert_id=oeccoWuNhu_cjQoXiBbpH

I was shocked....

While I don't believe a "gay panic" defense is specifically codified into law here in the US, it is often used as a defense tactic.  Which is ridiculous, and just serves to reinforce that there is something so horribly reprehensible about being gay that justifies murder.  Talk about stigma. 

Let's think about this:  can gays use a "straight panic" defense if they murder someone?  No, of course not.

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Re: Eliminate the 'gay panic' defence from Queensland law #gaypanic
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 04:09:31 PM »
just another excuse to get away with murder...
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Re: Eliminate the 'gay panic' defence from Queensland law #gaypanic
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 06:51:12 PM »

I was shocked....

You shouldn't be if you were aware of a few times, as Henry noted, that gay panic has been used as a defense tactic in the U.S.

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Re: Eliminate the 'gay panic' defence from Queensland law #gaypanic
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2012, 03:51:46 PM »
You shouldn't be if you were aware of a few times, as Henry noted, that gay panic has been used as a defense tactic in the U.S.

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I first remember hearing about that in the British Television shoe Rumpole of the Bailey. 
« Last Edit: July 25, 2012, 03:57:51 PM by red_Dragon888 »
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Re: Eliminate the 'gay panic' defence from Queensland law #gaypanic
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2012, 03:53:49 PM »
You shouldn't be if you were aware of a few times, as Henry noted, that gay panic has been used as a defense tactic in the U.S.

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You're freaking kidding me....
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Re: Eliminate the 'gay panic' defence from Queensland law #gaypanic
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2012, 03:56:51 PM »
You're freaking kidding me....
I've heard all of them before but I didn't remember the lame defense used.  Shocked my foot!!!
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Re: Eliminate the 'gay panic' defence from Queensland law #gaypanic
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2012, 02:16:49 PM »
Let's think about this:  can gays use a "straight panic" defense if they murder someone?  No, of course not.

We kinda see the same sort of duplicity with sexual harassment being defined as "unwelcome" or "unwanted."

In other words, when Channing Tatum hits on you it's flattering and therefore perfectly legal... but if Steve Buscemi has the audacity to hit on you he's a pervert who needs to be placed on a sex offender registry.

It essentially criminalizes being unattractive.

Mix the concepts of gay panic and sexual harassment together, and apparently we should all be allowed to sue, beat, punish, or kill any hopeful suitor who we aren't physically attracted to.

 


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