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Australian Christian Lobby against removal of ‘gay panic’ defence

The Australian Christian Lobby has appeared before a parliamentary committee in Queensland to argue against the removal of ‘gay panic’ defences from the state’s legal system. ‘Gay Panic’ defences have been used in the past to justify violent murders and assaults because the defendants has claimed that they believed the victim was a homosexual person […]

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Gay Panic in Queensland

  The Gay Panic Defence has attracted negative attention in Queensland, with calls for it to be abolished as a justifiable defence for murder. The Gay Panic Defence refers to the situation where a heterosexual charged with the murder of a homosexual – can justify their attack on a panic triggered by unwanted sexual advances. […]

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