Anti-Gay Bias Not Grounds For New Trial, Mass. Justices Say

By Julie Manganis (January 25, 2024, 2:21 PM EST) -- Massachusetts' highest court on Thursday denied a new trial for a man who had argued his 1982 murder conviction was tainted by anti-gay bias, finding that a prosecutor's "ham handed" remarks were improper but also an attempt to rebut the defendant's own homophobic claims that the victim was a sexual predator....

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