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Post Reply In Australia we can legally kill gay people...what the fuck
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What exactly constitutes a homosexual advance, I wonder?

Like, is asking someone out for a drink enough to get you killed, or do you need to strip down and wave your bits about singing Cher to qualify?

Asking for a friend...
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I heard that we are allowed to have sex with Kangaroo's also, but only if we are drunk?

They shoukld make a law that if you think a Muslim is a terrorist that you can kill them out of fear of a terrorist attack.
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How would this even work?
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Well that's some scary shit
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bunnisawr17 wrote:

I am never visiting Australia now..


Nooo it's a nice place
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Never planned on visiting Kangaroo-land, anyways.


Nogara-san wrote:

SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

don't give the US any ideas


This is what wikipedia says on gay panic in the United States: "In 2014, California became the first state in the U.S. to officially ban the use of trans panic and gay panic defenses in murder trials. This defense has only been banned in California, but the American Bar Association has suggested that other states follow California's lead." I wonder which other states have it banned by now.
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Nalaniel wrote:

Never planned on visiting Kangaroo-land, anyways.


Nogara-san wrote:

SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

don't give the US any ideas


This is what wikipedia says on gay panic in the United States: "In 2014, California became the first state in the U.S. to officially ban the use of trans panic and gay panic defenses in murder trials. This defense has only been banned in California, but the American Bar Association has suggested that other states follow California's lead." I wonder which other states have it banned by now.



Noooo Nala you need to visit me Dx
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Noooo Nala you need to visit me Dx


Don't want to get murdered, sorry. o-o
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Nalaniel wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:

Noooo Nala you need to visit me Dx


Don't want to get murdered, sorry. o-o


<_< you won't not on my watch c:
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Nalaniel wrote:

Never planned on visiting Kangaroo-land, anyways.


Nogara-san wrote:

SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

don't give the US any ideas


This is what wikipedia says on gay panic in the United States: "In 2014, California became the first state in the U.S. to officially ban the use of trans panic and gay panic defenses in murder trials. This defense has only been banned in California, but the American Bar Association has suggested that other states follow California's lead." I wonder which other states have it banned by now.


So moral of the story is live in Canada.
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CatLazer wrote:

Well that's some scary shit


Ignorance and fear are always scary.
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This is why making societal views, whether you think they're good or bad, into laws is a dangerous prospect. Inevitably, society will change but the law won't. Laws always lag behind society.

In cases like this, the law lends protections that society now feels are invalid but, until overruled or overturned, they exist. As a practical matter, they're not likely to work, but they exist. In other cases, the law provides no protections while society thinks it should. For example, it wasn't all that many years ago that it was legally impossible to rape a man as the laws made rape a crime strictly committed by men against women.

When people say "there ought to be a law," this is why it's best not to have a law unless absolutely necessary. Somewhere down the law, society will say "why is there a law?" We have so many unnecessary laws in the US that it isn't even funny.
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Ryulightorb wrote:


bunnisawr17 wrote:

I am never visiting Australia now..


Nooo it's a nice place :o


Aussies are sweethearts but your country has spiders as big as cars that comes out of the toilet and could kill me
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So from that one article I don't have anywhere near enough information to draw any sort of conclusions.

And in response to the OP you most certainly can not legally kill gay people in Australia, the two men involved in the linked article were arrested and charged with a crime(Manslaughter). Which is still a very serious offense.

Now as I stated at the start, I don't know if it was only this "Gay Panic" law that was responsible for it being a Manslaughter charge instead of murder.(going by US legal system it would also be highly likely they took a plea deal to avoid trial).

As far as any laws like my understanding of Gay Panic laws, I believe the only classifications of people allowed in laws should be the following Adult, Minor, Citizen, Non Citizen, and Convicted criminal. Any law that requires a classification other than that should be killed IMHO, because they are inherently discriminatory.
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