FNC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 27, 2005
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(New Orleans: Shepard Smith)Report introduced. Los Angels: Laura Ingle) The controversial sentencing of Estanislao Martinez to four years is prison for a transgender slaying featured; details given about his claim that he thought he was on a date with a woman, not a cross-dressing man, and the debate over his use of the “gay panic” defense. [Martinez’s lawyer Roberto DUCE- describes Martinez’s state of mind.] [Gay/lesbian activist Charlotte JENKS- says the ruling shows that transgender people are not valued.]
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