The death was rulled an accidental killing.
While seen as a step forward, a local activist cautions the new laws also increase jail time to up to seven years for any form of penetrative anal sex.
Both the bar manager and a police officer on the French island of Corsica implied the couple provoked the assault because they "should be kissing in public."
C. Jay Smith faces an extra 10 years after she filed a complaint.
The government and community have responded with support and solidarity.
Another person hit in the footage is in intensive care.
They come amid a wave of recent reports of violence against Black trans folks including a mysterious death and a brutal assault.