Sunday, 5 April 2015
The Gay Panic Defense.
The Anglican Archbishop has joined with a Catholic priest in Queensland, Australia to challenge the state's gay panic defense.
The gay panic defense is a justification for assault and murder if a person makes a homosexual advance towards you.
It was controversially reinstated in Queensland and has been used in other countries as a defense for murder.
The law discriminates unjustly against gay people and should be scrapped immediately.
If the situation was reversed and a heterosexual woman made an advance to a gay man would that be considered a justification for murder?
The law is ridiculously discriminatory and portrays gay people as less than human.
For too long we have been treated as second-class citizens.
The time has come to recognize our equality and scrap the gay panic defense for good.
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