Gov. Brown signed the bill in 2014, making CA, along with Illinois, one of 2 states in the country to ban the plea.
The new law, declares that it's against public policy for a defendant to play upon the bias of the jury, or for a jury to allow bias against the victim to enter into its decision-making.
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At the time, these were some of the first programs to combat hate crimes against the LGBTQ+ community in the country.