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Delores Nettles, the mother of slain transgender woman Islan Nettles, holds up Nettles' picture in 2013. Delores Nettles, the mother of slain transgender woman Islan Nettles, holds up Nettles’ picture in 2013. Photo: Facebook/Islan Nettles Memorial Page

After years of stalling before lawmakers in New York, legislation to end the so-called “gay panic” and “trans panic “ defenses appears poised to pass this week after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he had struck a deal on the issue with the state Legislature.

Dan M. Clark

Dan M. Clark is the Albany reporter for the New York Law Journal. He covers the state Court of Appeals, the state legislature, state regulators, and more. Email Dan anytime at dmclark@alm.com.

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