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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 08:50 PM

Colorado's out governor signs four pro-LGBTQ bills, ensuring it's no longer "the Hate State"

Source: LGBTQ Nation

The governor of Colorado signed four pro-LGBTQ bills into law yesterday, including one that will make Colorado the 11th state to ban the gay and transgender panic defenses.

Gov. Jared Polis (D), the first out gay governor in the U.S., signed the bills yesterday, saying that Colorado has “come a long way… since our days as the Hate State.”

“We really went from a place where discrimination was legalized in the 1990s to where we are today, where Colorado is a leader,” said Polis, referring to Amendment 2, which banned local governments from passing laws that protected people from discrimination based on sexual orientation in 1992. Amendment 2 was challenged in court and led to an early LGBTQ Supreme Court victory in Romer v. Evans.

One of the bills he signed will ban the gay and transgender panic defenses. These criminal defenses are when a defendant argues that they were threatened – or just their sense of heterosexuality was threatened – when they learned that their victim was LGBTQ, so they “panicked” and attacked.


Read more: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/07/colorados-governor-signs-four-pro-lgbtq-bills-ensuring-no-longer-hate-state/



Several states still have not banned "gay panic defense".

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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 08:54 PM

1. Jared Polis is living proof we need more LGBT governors

Among other needed reforms and improvements, he's been keeping his state relatively Covid-free.

And doing so despite a lot of loudmouthed RW bellyaching.

Here's to him!



Polis and Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera: getting it done.

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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:24 PM

2. K/R Very glad to hear this news. Good for Polis and Colorado.

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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 11:21 PM

3. "They Panicked And Attacked"

That sounds like a stand your ground defense so good riddance.

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