This Article addresses the biases confronting sexual minorities in the legal system. The author calls upon the legal community including bar associations, judicial councils and conferences, and law schools to recognize that bias against sexual minorities exists and they should devote sufficient resources to allow for comprehensive study of this problem and for the education of the bar and the public. Furthermore, the Article points out that this bias against sexual minorities among key players in the legal system may actually be a factor in the imposition of the death penalty. The author points out the inattention this bias against LGBT capital murder defendants has received by the LGBT community and calls upon the LGBT community to advocate for equality for all its members, including the community's capital defendants.
Michael B. Shortnacy,
Sexual Minorities, Criminal Justice, and the Death Penalty,
32 Fordham Urb. L.J. 231
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