Archive for the 'inciting hatred on grounds of sexual orientation' Category

Homophobic hatred could lead to jail – Ministry of Justice

“People who intentionally stir up homophobic hatred could face up to seven years in prison under a new criminal offence introduced today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 23rd March 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Last-ditch bid for ‘gay hate’ law – BBC News

“The government is bidding to overturn a defeat in the House of Lords over new laws criminalising ‘homophobic hatred’.”

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BBC News, 12th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bishops fight for right to criticise gay lifestyle – The Guardian

“Church of England bishops are on a collision course with the government over its plans to amend the incitement to hatred laws, claiming they will stifle what they believe is legitimate criticism of homosexual lifestyles.”

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The Guardian, 24th May 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ministers win vote on gay hatred – BBC News

“An attempt to insert a defence of ‘free speech’ into a bill designed to criminalise incitement to hatred over sexual orientation has failed.”

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BBC News, 24th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Inciting hatred against gays could lead to 7 years in prison – The Times

“The Government is to make it a crime to incite hatred because of a person’s sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, Jack Straw announced last night.”

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The Times, 9th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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