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Activists praise Md. bill to end ‘gay/trans panic’ defense

The Maryland State House in 2019. (Maximilian Franz / Special to The Daily Record)

ANNAPOLIS – Gay rights activists hailed legislation Tuesday that would bar murder defendants from claiming they were provoked to violence after discovering the victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity in an effort to reduce their offense to manslaughter, a defense ...

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