ParisieN. Los Angeles History [blog]. The killings are vicious, but the killers escape a murder conviction. For concerns on copyright infringement please see: Perhaps he got off lightly because he is a former policeman in Texas or perhaps because the jury felt that a gay man's kiss is equivalent to holding a loaded weapon against one's skull.
In Andrew Negre was killed by Michael Lindsay bashing and stabbing him.
Gay panic defense
This defense is an obvious appeal to any transphobic prejudices the jurors may hold, asking them to rule that a person's trans status justifies violencewhich has revolting implications surrounding the perceived value of trans people's lives. A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 22 3: South Australian Law Reform Institute. The Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved 21 March
Bias includes bias against the victim or victims, witnesses, or defendant based upon his or her disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Archived from the original on 5 November Retrieved 21 March Archived from the original on 27 October The New Zealand Herald.