Extreme Anti-Gay Hate Speech Banned in Britain

“An amendment to the law banning incitement to hatred on the basis of sexual orientation has been shot down by MPs. In the second day of debate over the coroners and justice bill, MPs voted down an amendment guaranteeing a defence of free speech in the bill. Government ministers argued the amendment – inserted at the last moment to last year’s Criminal Justice and Immigration Act – provided a loophole to the law, and that it had already set the bar high enough so that those who simply oppose homosexuality would be unaffected. They do not need to fear that they will be caught by the criminal law,” said justice minister Bridget Prentice.” [Politics.co.uk]