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Government bid to kill free speech protection

The Government is planning to overturn a crucial free speech protection added last year to a controversial ‘gay hate’ law.

The free speech protection was added last May to the new offence of ‘incitement to homophobic hatred’ after a late night victory in the House of Lords.

It makes it clear that criticising homosexual practice or urging people to refrain from such conduct will not, in itself, be a crime.

But in clause 58 of its new Coroners and Justice Bill, the Government is attempting to remove the protection.

• Full story at the Christian Institute.

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