GA Proposal: Gay Panic Defense Ban Feb 28, 2021 15:45:14 GMT -5
Post by HumanSanity on Feb 28, 2021 15:45:14 GMT -5
Gay Panic Defense Ban
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Crowheim
Commending previous efforts passed in these hallowed halls which advanced the civil rights of those who do not identify as heterosexual or cisgender,
Recognizing that there is still much work to be done in the securing of equality and justice for members of the LGBTQ+ community, as the previously passed resolutions could only cover so much ground,
Noting one of the most egregious offenses against these rights which is still in existence: the Gay Panic Defense, often used by aggressors of assault and murder to justify their actions due to their perception of one's sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, an argument which would have the finder of fact in the relevant courtroom believe that one's sex, sexual orientation or gender identity makes it acceptable to commit a violent crime against them,
Realizing that this justification rarely if ever is actually accurate to the circumstances of an assault or murder, and that when it is, the argument is rooted in bigotry, homophobia and transphobia which should not be logic accepted or utilized by a jury or judge in any court of law,
This legislature enacts the following:
The perception, whether true or not, of a person's sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity may not be used as a defence to a criminal offence, excuse or justification of criminal conduct, or evidence for mitigating a criminal offence's severity in sentencing.
The use of force against another individual is not justified by the mere discovery, knowledge, or disclosure of that individual's sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Co-authored with Imperium Anglorum.
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