Reform Section 5 - Victory!

On 14 January 2013, the Government agreed to reform Section 5 of the Public Order Act by removing the word “insulting”. The reform gives more protection for free speech. The campaign was supported by a wide coalition of groups including The Christian Institute, the National Secular Society, the Peter Tatchell Foundation and others.

Section 5 cases

Suppression of Free Speech Anonymous Protest

Cops arrest preacher over Christian beliefs

BBC News: Vogelenzang result

Police tell Christian: it's a crime to say 'homosexuality is a sin'

 

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