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South Australia To Scrap ‘Gay Panic’ Legal Defence

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South Australia will remove its so-called “gay panic” murder defence, becoming the last Australian jurisdiction to do so. The partial legal defence allows a heterosexual man accused of murder to attempt to reduce a charge down to manslaughter if they plead guilty but claim they lost control and the violence was “provoked” by a non-violent …

The South Australian government should scrap the state’s so-called “gay panic” legal defence, according to a report from the state’s Law Reform Institute. The partial legal defence allows those accused of murder to attempt to reduce a charge down to manslaughter if they claim they “lost control” and the violence was “provoked” by an unwanted …

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