Calif. lawmakers consider bill to ban ‘gay panic’ defense in slayings

A bill making its way through the California Legislature would prevent defendants from using a so-called “gay panic” defense to escape murder charges.

California state capitol in Sacramento.
California state capitol in Sacramento.
AB2501 heads to the state Senate after passing the Assembly Wednesday on a 42-16 vote

http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/05/calif-lawmakers-consider-bill-to-ban-gay-panic-defense-in-slayings/