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The Brooklyn News: New York Daily News: Lawmakers in Maryland, Virginia introduce bills banning ‘LGBTQ+ panic defense’


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Only 11 states and the District of Columbia currently ban the use of the legal defense strategy which uses the victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity to explain a perpetrator’s loss of self-control and subsequent assault.

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