The LGBT Bar is proud to be leading the effort to ban gay and trans “panic” defenses across the country. In 2013, The American Bar Association unanimously approved a resolution – introduced by The Bar – calling for an end to these heinous defense arguments.
The Jury ACCESS (Access for Capable Citizens and Equality in Service Selection) Act (S. 447) and Juror Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 864) prevent discrimination in jury selection based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
The LGBT Bar was instrumental in the passage of three key resolutions in the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates. All three resolutions are centered on the basic principle of equality under the law, and Resolution 113A and Resolution 108D have served as a basis for legislation both in individual states and in the United States Congress.