20th June 2015
Australian lawyer defends ‘gay panic defence’ 206
9:33 AM — The Australian Law Society has said the "gay panic defence" should not be removed from law.
8th May 2015
Australian MP: Gay panic murder defence must be abolished 14
1:51 PM — A MP in Australia has demanded that the so-called gay panic defence for murder be abolished, after the retrial of a man responsible for a fatal attack.
23rd June 2013
Ireland: Court hears farmer killed gay student for being the ‘devil’
12:08 PM — Ireland's Central Criminal Court was told on Friday that a farmer who killed a student two years ago was motivated by "abhorrence" towards his victim's homosexuality.
16th March 2013
Canada: Lawyer says bisexuality shouldn’t have been a factor in client’s murder conviction 8
1:40 PM — A lawyer in Canada is appealing the murder conviction of a bisexual man who killed a male friend who sexually assaulted him. The judge convicting him said he could not have committed a crime of passion since sexual contact with men should have been "normal" for him.
9th June 2011
Australian man killed gay housemate over sexual advances
3:17 PM — An Australian man killed his gay housemate when the man made drunken sexual advances to him, a court has heard. Aaron James Johnstone, 29, admits attacking 46-year-old Philip Higgins at their Seaford home in September 2006 but denies he intended to kill him.