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Florida Bill Hopes to End Gay Panic Defense, Ryan Field Books

 Florida Bill Hopes to End Gay Panic Defense

Finally, something positive coming from Florida. For those who don’t know, there are laws out there that were designed to protect guilty straight people whenever they beat or kill gay people. They are usually referred to as “gay/panic defense.” In other words, if a gay guy accidentally flirts with a straight guy and the straight guy claims he panicked and he beat the gay guy up, the straight guy can get off without little punishment. 

Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book is reintroducing this bill. 

“I think we’re living in a time where people think things like this don’t happen, but they do in fact happen,” said Leader Book. “People in this community are being prayed upon and people are using this as a defense.”

I know that other states have introduced bills that would stop the gay/trans panic defense, and they’ve been successful. I hope Florida does the right thing this time. This has nothing to do with kids or drag queen story hours. 

Here’s the link. They go into more detail and explain it better than I can. 

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