Virginia (United States) prohibits accusations of defenders in murder or homicide cases “Gay or transgender” Some or all of the crimes against these members of the LGBTQ group were used as an excuse. Through the bill, the bill was introduced by its sole transgender legislator, making it the country’s twelfth state and the twelfth southern state to abolish the state.
The so-called “homosexual or transgender” defense is a legal strategy aimed at Sexual orientation or gender identity Actual or perceived victim “, according to the think tank LGBTQ the University of California at Los Angeles say (UCLA) Williams Institute.
The bill was created by Danica Toon, a member of the Virginia House of Representatives, the first publicly transgender person was elected to this position and launched Will take effect in July, According to reports CNN.
Roem explained to NBC News that he believes it is necessary to make this recommendation after receiving it Letter LGBTQ youth Urge the cancellation of this defense.
According to data from the Williams Institute, the LGBTQ population in the United States accounts for 4.5% of the total population, but this group believes He suffered more attacks because of prejudice, According to a recent study of “scientific progress.”
Moreover, over the years, the use of “gay or transgender” as a defense against LGBTQ community members who committed crimes, often argue that, The gender identity or gender of the victim They enable them to commit a crime of passion.