HB 2132 - Repeals the "Gay Panic" Murder Defense - Virginia Key Vote


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Title: Repeals the "Gay Panic" Murder Defense

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Vote to pass a bill that repeals the "gay panic" murder defense.



  • Specifies that the discovery of, perception of, or belief about another individual’s actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation, whether accurate or not shall not be a defense to any of the following charges (Sec. 1):

    • Capital murder;

    • First-degree murder;

    • Second-degree murder; or

    • Voluntary manslaughter.