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Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell speaks in favor of the Gay and Trans Panic Legal Defense Bill at the state Capitol in Albany on Wednesday. Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell speaks in favor of the Gay and Trans Panic Legal Defense Bill at the state Capitol in Albany on Wednesday. Photo: Hans Pennink/AP

Defendants accused of murder in New York will no longer be able to plead those charges down to manslaughter by saying their actions were the result of an extreme emotional disturbance on discovering that someone is gay or transgender.

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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