The ‘homophobic hatred’ offence, free speech and religious liberty

Clause 126 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill introduces a new offence of inciting hatred on grounds of sexual orientation. There is wide-spread concern about ‘hate speech’ legislation and its impact on freedom of expression. This booklet sets out the concerns about the impact of a proposed ‘homophobic hatred’ law on free speech and religious liberty.

©2008 The Christian Institute

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