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Why Is ‘Gay Panic Defense’ Still A Thing?


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'Gay Panic Protection' is still lawful in 48 states however some are attempting to alter that. Poise Baldridge, John Iadarola, Kim Horcher, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Inform us what you assume in the remark section listed below.

" Illinois is readied to come to be the 2nd state to disallow sex identity as well as sexuality as intentions for violence by accuseds in court. Just what's holding the others behind?

In 2002, Gwen Araujo, a transgender lady, was completely defeated to fatality at a houseparty in Newark, California by a group of men. The strike followed 2 of them, who had earlier had sexual relations with her, discovered she was a transgender woman.

Her situation stands out not only for the lurid nature of her murder but also for that at trial, offenders attempted to invoke a trans panic protection, an uncommon however indisputably toxic legal method. Comparable in kind to gay panic defenses, they seek to pin blame for violence as well as assault on one's sexual orientation or sex identity. Though rarely effective– 2 juries denied its usage by Araujo's awesomes– they are bothering for the fact that in a lot of states they're permitted whatsoever."

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  1. Posted by Christopher Newell, at Reply

    Gay Panic Defense would be an awesome band name

    • Posted by Yvaelle, at Reply

      Gay Panic Offensive would be even better 😀

    • Posted by foreverwantingpie, at Reply

      Panic! At the Gay Defense

    • Posted by G, at Reply

      Christopher Newell hahahaha best comment.

  2. Posted by Timefliesbye, at Reply

    Yes…. in every single Islamic nation in the world.

    • Posted by Braden Wilson, at Reply

      And also America. Doesn’t it seem strange we share so many traits with these Islamic nations we try and vilify?

    • Posted by Anil Singh, at Reply

      What about Turkey? Seems to me it’s theocracy vs secularism, not my sky wizard vs your sky wizard.

  3. Posted by Ana's Nosejob, at Reply

    Gays are 1% of the population and 40% of child molesters. Alfred Kinsey, the father of the LGBT movement, was an admitted child rapist and advocated pedophilia as a core tenant of the movement. Being concerned about sodomites being around children is justified.

    • Posted by Kri S, at Reply

      Ana’s Nosejob wow nice lies and stereotypes:)

    • Posted by Kardemomme Byuni, at Reply

      The fact that boys are getting raped by mens isn’t always bc the rapists are gay. They can be straight as well. But boys are the chosen ones since 1)they can’t get pregnant and 2)they won’t tell anyone ’bout it as it is shame for them, too much shame. It’s just more safe for rapists to rape boy than girl. That’s all.

    • Posted by RiffSkozz Fanzzz, at Reply

      Raiku = anti-gay bigot

  4. Posted by rouge1ful, at Reply

    the mere fact that you have a legal defense to try and justify violence against someone because of their sexual orientation or sexual identity is disgusting.

    • Posted by Neil Anderson, at Reply

      rouge1ful why is pot still ileagal?

    • Posted by Star paladin Luke, at Reply

      Neil Anderson weed should be legal

    • Posted by rouge1ful, at Reply

      +Neil Anderson because Nixon wanted to bully his political enemies and jail hippies and black people and vilify them on the news night after night. Although that has nothing to do with this.

  5. Posted by Cisco Blue, at Reply

    Did you know that in every Islamic nation on Earth being Gay is punishable by Death?

    • Posted by Brandon, at Reply

      It must be stated that in Islamic theocracies there is extreme aversion toward homosexuals. We agree there. However, one cannot expand the death penalty to all Muslim countries. While a gay man may be thrown off a building or beheaded in public in Saudi Arabia or ISIL, same-sex activity is legal in Jordan, Lebanon, and most of Indonesia. This being said, a large majority of the world’s Muslim community has a long way to come until gays will be fully accepted into society in any of these places.

    • Posted by Michael Barclay, at Reply

      Turkey, which is 98% Muslim, homosexuality is not against the law. I have been to gay clubs in Istanbul. So your statement is false.

    • Posted by gatesbrown26, at Reply

      Yousef Al-Assaf It’s 10 countries that have the death penalty for homosexuality, not 4


      Have some integrity, filthy pig.

  6. Posted by Donald Anderson, at Reply

    Cop: “He had the Gay. So all I could do was give him a swift death.”
    Judge: “Seems legit.”

    • Posted by BadWebDiver, at Reply

      Unfortunately I can picture some places where this would actually happen.

  7. Posted by Jeri Kourkoumelis, at Reply

    Every day TYT shine a the on an important topic. The truly are champions for victims who can’t defend themselves. Kim and Grace are awesome!

    • Posted by john Doe, at Reply

      Adam AA something wrong with who?

    • Posted by john Doe, at Reply

      TYT is too biased, like have you seen the thumbnails with trump in them. Sure he’s an idiot sometimes and doesn’t know what he’s doing, but these people make him look like he’s pure evil and careless in the thumbnails.

  8. Posted by Robert Flury, at Reply

    In San Diego it’s still a hanging offense to steal a wagon full of avocados. Get over yourself, gays can marry, enough with the fear mongering. Stop the madness!

    • Posted by Robert Flury, at Reply

      Pam Gifford Actually you found a whole studio full of idiots, TYT is nothing if not consistent.

    • Posted by Pam Gifford, at Reply

      +Robert Flury yeah you just confirmed it

    • Posted by Robert Flury, at Reply

      Pam Gifford Ah, The standard regressive argument, “You’re deplorable”. It got Trump elected. Everyone should have opponents that shoot themselves in the head to spite you. Unfortunately I’m no fan of Trump but it is amusing.

  9. Posted by Ludens, at Reply

    Wtf is Gay panic defense? lol Sounds like a Nintendo game.

    • Posted by Eater 999, at Reply

      Ludens Na, only in Japan.

    • Posted by BlueMoonBuffoon, at Reply

      Are you implying that Nintendo games are gay?

    • Posted by seelcudoom1, at Reply

      are you implying they arent?

  10. Posted by shutdafup, at Reply

    The only people that are panicked by homosexuals are secret self hating homosexuals — which I bet most are religious republicans aka The Texas Taliban

    • Posted by Brandon, at Reply

      24hen1985 No, there was an actual study that found that homophobes are significantly more likely to be closeted gays than a control group.

    • Posted by Mongrelgrey, at Reply

      Actually there were SEVERAL tests where homphobes and regular non idiotic males penises were linked to a machine measuring their arousal. They got to watch straight porn and gay porn. The homphobes got a very strong arousal from the gay porn, even stronger than from the straight. And the normal, non hateful men did not.

      Very interesting Id say.

    • Posted by shutdafup, at Reply

      That’s what i’m talking about — Every straight guy I know couldn’t care less if they see men or women —passionately kissing the same sex on the street … The ones that care and protest act almost like they’re jealous …. They think straight people don’t notice this but intelligent ones do.

    • Posted by Dennis Lee, at Reply

      Islam and Africans are the most violent towards all trans and gays, sorry shutdafup, truth.

  11. Posted by Fruitealicious Thoughts, at Reply

    Religion is more a threat than anything else..It poisons everything.

    • Posted by Chimp Master, at Reply

      24HEN1985         A “progressive” respects nothing.  They think they’re 100% correct and any deviation from that is blasphemy.  A “progressive” is essentially a communist . . . a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  And communism is a RELIGION.     Progressives are just like the Puritans.  They do not tolerate disagreement.

    • Posted by larsthegunslinger, at Reply

      Chimp Master at least you openly admitted that religions are something that is dangerous and to be despised.

    • Posted by Front 242, at Reply

      Of course not you idiot.

  12. Posted by Antonio Rivera, at Reply

    *conservatives* “the left is a bunch of sensitive snowflakes who diagnose themselves too much and want to be coddled” *also conservatives* “muh gay panic disorder TRIGGERED”

    • Posted by Lightonix, at Reply

      James Eslick you probably watch alex jones or theblaze and not think the are properganda and “legit news”

    • Posted by tehHax0r, at Reply

      +James Eslick conservatives *are* a bunch of brainwashed dumb fucks

    • Posted by Carlos Granados, at Reply

      You can’t even spell “weak”.

  13. Posted by Bill Baran, at Reply

    Omfg. What country is this?

    • Posted by Bill Baran, at Reply

      Like that woman that got 20 years for a warning shot against her abusive husband. Wtf? The conservatives get to have their cake and eat it to.

  14. Posted by Dana Onaga, at Reply

    Hate IS HATE! Inexcusable for any reason

    • Posted by Whatever Works, at Reply

      Dana Onaga Agree! Everyone hating the KKK is a monster… smh

  15. Posted by Kevin Montrond, at Reply

    Judge: What is your defense in stabbing the man 48 times?
    Murderer: He was gay, just look at his hair style.
    Judge: I see, you were totaly right in defending your self from his gayness.


    • Posted by Iron Bowtie, at Reply

      *Southern Judge

    • Posted by ksionc100, at Reply

      In real life it’s probably more like:
      – a woman hiding a penis is kissing with you (look up the definition of “rape” especially the part about tricking someone into having sex). You find out, freak out and beat her/him up or
      – a guy grabs your crotch out of nowhere because he assumed you were gay for some reason. You freak out and beat him up 🙂
      I would agree though that both situations should never fall under the same umbrella as a regular killing of a gay person.

    • Posted by Lightonix, at Reply

      Also in america

      Judge: That man rape an unconsides women, 4 month in jail should teach him a lesson.

      Judge: That Verteran smokes weed to help his depression and PTSD, 20 years in prison for using a “dangerous” drug

  16. Posted by Ahmed Abadulrashid, at Reply

    If you are so pathetic that you feel threatened by another person’s mere mention of their sexuality, you are the sick one.

    • Posted by bcgoette, at Reply

      John Sinclair I think that you should call the local media to tell them the story of this person you know who was jailed for debating a homosexual.

    • Posted by Mongrelgrey, at Reply

      Maybe if you behave normaly and civilised (which you clearly are not fit to do) you would not have these kind of problems in your life. End of story.

    • Posted by RiffSkozz Fanzzz, at Reply

      So you lost in an argument to a gay guy and you are here complaining about it? Yeah you probably deserved to lose the argument since

    • Posted by Ahmed Abadulrashid, at Reply

      Carlos Granados Exactly. Of course there are gay assholes out there, there are assholes in every demographics, but in a case like that that Sinclair described, if it ever happens, simply don’t get into it.

  17. Posted by Michael Barclay, at Reply

    So can gays kill straights when we are freaked out by them?

    • Posted by Michael Barclay, at Reply

      kagato0987 if you are not aware, LGBTQ people are far more likely to be attacked and murdered by straight people than the contrary. There is actually real reason for LGBTQ people to panic around the straight community. How many straight men have been murdered by roving gangs of gay people? The hate crimes legislation in the US is named for Matthew Shepherd, a gay teen murdered by 3 straight men. Since gay people who face violence usually are attacked by groups of straight cowardly people, so straight panic, I assure you is a thing.

    • Posted by RiffSkozz Fanzzz, at Reply

      Thanks for typing this Micheal

    • Posted by Mongrelgrey, at Reply

      the key word being COWARDLY. Nothing manly about groups of men savagely beating defenseless victims. But then on the ther hand they also kick pets and assault and unwantedly grope women. Usually the same type of scum doing this type of thing. Disgusting.

    • Posted by fireincarnation2, at Reply

      I don’t imagine it would work the same, if a lesbian such as myself got freaked out by a man hitting on her, panic and kill the dude.

    • Posted by The Zero Zero, at Reply

      You guys are making too much sense of a vague discriminate law. It doesn’t matter who is gay, all you say is that the straight person appeared gay causing you to panic in violence. Doesn’t matter who is who. Hell you could kill a police officer and say him frisking you was intimate and cause you to panic.

      That’s the point of this law. It’s so loose you can excuse anything so you might as well spin the bullshit in your favour while it’s there for you.

  18. Posted by Private Account, at Reply

    All these homophobic comments prove that bigotry is alive and well in the United States.

  19. Posted by David Beale, at Reply

    Straight guy with gay friends, so glad I live in California.

    • Posted by Done Lostme, at Reply

      Why the need to say straight, are you afraid somebody might think you are gay if you didn’t? You live in California, why would it matter?

  20. Posted by Kristen Moon, at Reply

    As a transwoman, I can tell you that we’re not trying to trick anyone, we are honestly just being ourselves. It’s pathetic that anyone would ever beat us just because they’re “shocked” to find out.

    • Posted by Angela P, at Reply

      Agent0004 “if i was on that jury i would acquit him..”

      So you would condone murder if a guy was unstable enough to rush in, blow his load, decide he didnt like a chick’s history and then violently end her life?

      I don’t see you qualifying for a jury anytime soon.

    • Posted by Devera G, at Reply

      Agent0004 Oh, are you offended? That someone said to your face that they would condone your murder? Huh. How about that.

    • Posted by Agent0004, at Reply

      Angela P
      why do you assume the guy was “unstable”?
      why are you assuming the guy “rushed in”?
      why are you assuming he “blew his load”? what dose that even have to do with this? is this supposed to make him look weak? you are assuming he is sexually incompetent?
      maybe assume he is 4ft tall and 300lbs? why not?

      she/he said they NEVER disclose!! wtf.. okay..
      maybe the guy dose not want to sleep with another guy???
      maybe this would cause him emotional trauma that he would have a hard time controlling his rage??

      maybe she/he should make it clear to people she is sexually involved with that she used to be a he? is that to much?

    • Posted by Agent0004, at Reply

      Devera G
      you dint say anything “to my face”.. we are talking over youtube comments…
      I’m not offended ..
      she/he is playing a dangerous game not disclosing she is trans..
      throwing punches is not my immediate instinct but i grown up with guys that would do just that.. and I would understand why.. sorry..