Tag: Defense

judge bans gay panic defense

Virginia Becomes 12th State in Country to Ban LGBTQ ‘Panic’ as a Defense in Assault and Murder Trials

“Gay panic” or “trans panic” is a common legal defense in many trials for violent crimes and murders where the perpetrator claims they were driven into a violent rage and temporarily went “insane” after discovering the sexuality or gender identity of the person they attacked, thereby allowing the assailant to…

President Biden enacts historic legislation

President Biden Continues Making History Just Days Into Office; the Disappearance of Racially Biased Standardized Testing for College Acceptance; and More

President Biden’s new administration continues to enact legislation at a breakneck pace. As the administration of 46th President Joe Biden starts its first full week in control of the White House, legislation setting a new course for the country continues to be approved at a record rate. Among the actions…

Obama Names First Openly Gay Civilian To Lead Army

President Barack Obama on Friday announced he is nominating Eric Fanning to be the next Secretary of the Army, which, if confirmed by the Senate, will make Fanning the first openly gay person to serve in the Army’s highest civilian role. The historic move, which comes almost exactly four years…