Australia To End “Gay Panic Defense” And More Good News!
The gay panic defense — where a straight person is apparently so scared that a queer person made a pass at them that they attack or kill them — is heinous and idiotic. Luckily, around the world, it’s beginning to fall by the wayside — California banned it in 2014, and now it looks like Queensland, Australia is working to strike that bogus defense from the books. But that’s just one happy item in our monthly round up of good news from around the world!
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