The Associated Press and Los Angeles Times feature new Illinois law drafted by Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Anthony Michael Kreis banning “gay panic” defenses at trial

“It sends an important message to the LGBTQ community that the state will protect them equally and the courts will not be allowed to entertain these types of defenses, which victimize victims again,” Anthony Michael Kreis says of the new Illinois law that he helped draft. Read the articles in the Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press.