The Current | Nov 21, 2012 | 27:28
Gay Panic as a Legal Defence
Mitigating circumstances are often used to argue for a more lenient criminal sentence. But what about when the so-called circumstance is a man allegedly making advances at another man, and that then provokes him to violence. It's an argument that's been effectively used in an Australian case. What's more, Canada has a similar legal defence that some people want scrapped.