New York Gov. signs ‘gay/trans panic’ ban
NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill banning the “gay/trans panic” criminal defense during Pride celebrations in New York City.
According to NBC affiliate WHEC, Cuomo promised to send the defense into “the dust bin of history” with the signing of the new bill. The bill will no longer allow defendants in criminal cases to claim they were traumatized when they found out someone was gay or transgender and lashed out.