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"Gay/Trans Panic" Defense Still Admitted in 39 States

Djedi Order

May 29, 2023

The Djedi Order Advocates for the Abolishment of the LGBTQIA+ Panic Defense

As the first LGBTQIA+ religion dedicated to affirming and protecting the rights of LGBTQIA+ individuals, the Djedi Order is intensifying its efforts to eradicate the discriminatory practice known as the LGBTQIA+ panic defense.

In our unwavering commitment to equality and justice, we stand against the continued admission of the LGBTQIA+ panic defense in the courts of 39 American states. This legal strategy allows defendants to exploit fear or provocation related to the victim's sexual orientation or gender identity, potentially resulting in reduced charges or lighter sentences.

In an article published by The Daily Beast, it is highlighted that the persistence of the LGBTQIA+ panic defense contributes to a climate of transphobia and homophobia, enabling murderers to escape appropriate consequences for their actions. This defense perpetuates a legal genocide of LGBTQIA+ members, as it undermines their rights, safety, and dignity.

Through public outreach, educational campaigns, and legal advocacy, we actively raise awareness about the LGBTQIA+ panic defense and promote LGBTQIA+ religious rights. By mobilizing supporters, forging alliances, and encouraging legislative action, we work towards the elimination of the LGBTQIA+ panic defense and the establishment of comprehensive legal protections for LGBTQIA+ individuals.

We call upon society to recognize the importance of LGBTQIA+ religious rights and to actively support efforts to dismantle the LGBTQIA+ panic defense. Together, we can foster a society that upholds justice, equality, and freedom for all, where LGBTQIA+ individuals can embrace their identities, express their faith, and live their lives authentically.

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