Ban the Gay/Trans panic defense in Louisiana

Ban the Gay/Trans panic defense in Louisiana

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Emily — started this petition to Louisiana Legislators

“The LGBTQ+ “panic” defense strategy is a legal strategy that asks a jury to find that a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity/expression is to blame for a defendant’s violent reaction, including murder. It is not a free-standing defense to criminal liability, but rather a legal tactic used to bolster other defenses. When a perpetrator uses an LGBTQ+ “panic” defense, they are claiming that a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity not only explains—but excuses—a loss of self-control and the subsequent assault. By fully or partially acquitting the perpetrators of crimes against LGBTQ+ victims, this defense implies that LGBTQ+ lives are worth less than others.”
-LGBTbar.org

Only 12 states have officially banned the gay panic defense 
13 states have introduced the ban but have not yet been passed. 
Louisiana is not among any of these 25 states

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