California prosecutors are hoping a bill will pass through the state legislator that would limit the use of "gay panic" defense used in trials. The gay panic defense was used by defendants who sought leniency from the court for their actions in assaulting someone because after a sexual act they found out about their real gender.
This legislation comes off the heels of the brutal murder of Gwen Araujo, a teenager whose skull was beat in and was strangled by two guys learning she/he was a guy after they had buttsex with her/him.
Now I don't condone this activity, the assault, murder, or the hiding of the penis, but my question to you dear reader(s) is what would be your first gut reaction after finding out the person you just had sex with shared the same genitalia? Would you hide in embarrassment and not tell anyone? Laugh it off? Beat them so hard they'll curse their mother for ever giving them birth? I'm not looking for comments here; I just want you to honestly think about your initial gut feeling when learning of this distressing, well distressing to most, news.
I'm no expert in the art of anal, but wouldn't you normally want to..eh..well..see what's going on down there? Do you have to be that drunk? Do transgender people use the 'my time of the month' excuse to keep a prying hand away from there?
I would never engage in casual buttsex, but I have to be honest and say I would probably react violently upon hearing the news if it was immediately after the fact. A swift punch to the eye would probably ensue. If I learned of the news later I'd probably take multiple showers and cry myself to sleep, but I just hope I'd let it go and not tell anyone. Yeah I wouldn't post the experience here.
Would striking someone in this scenario make me a bad person? Eh call me what you will, but I think the reaction would be natural. I imagine most guys react violently caused they're more pissed at themselves for being duped.
Granted most would say if I were to be stupid enough to randomly place my wee wee there I deserve what I get, but there might be some gray areas here. Granted if I did punch someone I expect and deserve to go to jail. Should a jury not look at a defendant and serve based upon the context of the crime or look at all assault as black and white and determine the verdict accordingly? If the latter how do you feel about hate crime legislation?
Again I'm not looking for comments here, but I do ask you think about this legislation and what kind of guidelines we want for our juries.
"I learned a lot more about transgender people. It's not a choice, but a physiological condition that has to do with the size of the hypothalamus part of the brain." - Mercedes Ruehl
Yep they were once guys:
Prosecutors fight 'gay panic' defenses