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Eliminate the ‘gay panic’ defence for Murder in Queensland

“Yeah, I killed him, but he did worse to me.” These are the words of a man who reacted to some “gentle touching” from a gay man by ramming his victim’s head against a wall until he was unrecognisable, and then stabbing him to death [1].

This infamous 1997 case enshrined the “gay panic” defence in Queensland law — allowing accused murderers to have charges downgraded if their victim was gay and “came onto” them.

The Attorney-General said on radio this week that ending the “gay panic” loophole is “unnecessary” — and that efforts to close it last time were merely a “political football”.

Father Paul has now reopened the campaign and is pushing for Campbell Newman to declare his personal position — and finally end this “archaic” law. He is looking at personally delivering it to Newman if it reaches 40,000 signatures.

You can see the media about Attorney-General’s comments here: http://www.starobserver.com.au/news/2012/07/03/gay-panic-to-stay/80192

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  1. GaysKeepHandToThemselves&WontDie
    July 15, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Here’s the simple of it all:
    If he’d nto been touching someoen, as hetero.s are taught not to, and respect that, unless they want consequences, he’d not be dead. You overly zealous liberals cna theroize the hell out of it, & you can ignore telling your own, to keep your hands to yourselves, and you’ll “continue” to get your asses beaten, and even killed.
    Whine all you like, but it’s for the VERY same reason no gays can get a truly legitimate genuinely masculine (not a typical gay hookup site poser, who calls himself “masculine,” but a real man, who comes from a realm, where the word isn’t even sued, until one gets around the gay scene, where unmanliness is well over 95%): GAYS ARE NEVER SEEN WITH THE TYPE OF MAN THEY DREAM OF, WHO IS BI (’cause there are only posers, bears who garden, jocks who are tennis players, and not fighters, etc.), BECAUSE OF CUSTOMS, VALUES AND TRAITS. YOU SEEM TO GIVE OUT OREINTATION PACKETS, ON HOW TO BE A STEREOTYPICAL GAY, BECAUSE WELL OVER 95% OF GAYS ARE COOKIE CUTTER, I ALL ATTRIBUTES, AND COVET A REAL MAN, WHO HAS WHAT THEY DO NOT. YOU WILL NEVER HAVE REAL MEN, AND YOU’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO STOP PEOPLE FROM BEATING YOUR ASSES, NO MATTER HOW MANY HATE CRIMES YOU WHIMPER, LIKE A WHINING CHILD FOR.
    WHEN YOU INVADE A MAN’S SPACE, HE WILL GRAPE STOMP YOUR COTTON CANDY ASS, BECAUSE THE CLOSEST YOU COME TO BEING TOUGH IS TENNIS. NOW, IGNORE THAT, AND WHINE, AND DON’T ADDRESS YOUR ILLS, AND NEVER SEE IT CHANGE, YOU OLD SPINSTERS.
    P.S.: I’M A MEMBER OF GBLT COMMUNITY, AND AM SICK OF THE TYPICAL FAGS TYPES, WHO’VE EARNED THE GROUP THE TAGS, OVER 95% BEING EXACTLY WHAT THEY SAY, STICKING AXE HANDLES UP YOUR ASSES (literally, and then some), CHEATING ON MATES, AND INVESTING EVERY FREE MOMENT INTO SHOPPING/CLUBBING/TEXTING…”THAT” IS WHY YOU AREN’T ALLOWED TO GET MARRIED. YOU WOULDN’T NEED TO “ASK,” WERE YOU ADULTS, AND NOT OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE HOOK-UP JUNKIES.

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