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Democratic Florida Senate Leader Lauren Book Introduces Bill To Ban ‘Gay/Trans Panic Defense’

Story by Frances Floresca (26 Jan 2023)

A Florida lawmaker introduced legislation Wednesday that would ban attorneys from using the sexual orientation or gender identity of a victim as “reasonable excuses for a perpetrator’s loss of self-control.”

Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book filed S.B. 328, the “Gay and Transgender Panic Legal Defenses Prohibition Act,” for the third year in a row. If the legislation succeeds, defendants would be prohibited from “using a nonviolent sexual advance or specified perceptions or beliefs about another individual as a defense to a criminal offense, to excuse or justify the conduct of an individual who commits a criminal offense, or to mitigate the severity of a criminal offense.”