Soon you won’t be able to justify killing a gay man in Nevada by saying he hit on you / LGBTQ Nation

From the article:

Nevada lawmakers have moved to ban so-called gay and trans panic defenses from being used to revictimize LGBTQ people who have been assaulted and/or murdered.

Senate Bill 97 prohibits use in a criminal case of certain defenses based on the sexual orientation or gender identity or expression of the victim.

The bill, introduced in January, passed the Nevada State Senate on the 16th on a vote of 19-2, with Republicans Ira Hansen and Pete Goicoechea voting against the bill.

A gay or trans panic defense is one in which the perpetrator of a crime states that they had a moment of impaired judgement after they faced an unwanted sexual advancement from someone of their same gender, or after discovering that someone they may have been sexually attracted to is transgender.

Source: Soon you won’t be able to justify killing a gay man in Nevada by saying he hit on you / LGBTQ Nation

This will be only the 4th state to ban this bullshit defense.