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Warning over new law to tackle anti-trans slurs

Added 12-06-21 10:36:03pm EST - “The Law Commission set out proposals including measures that would lead to tougher sentences for stirring up hatred against transgender people.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Warning over new law to tackle anti-trans slurs”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

in October philosopher Professor Kathleen Stock resigned from her academic post at the University of Sussex after being accused of ‘transphobia

Free speech campaigners last night sounded the alarm over plans for a sweeping extension of hate crime laws.

The Law Commission set out proposals including measures that would lead to tougher sentences for stirring up hatred against transgender people.

The Government’s official advisers on legal reform also proposed granting special protection from prosecution for those who express ‘gender critical’ views, such as feminists voicing doubts that a man can change his sex to female.

But despite that concession, critics warned the drive towards ever-more proscriptive hate crime laws was damaging to free speech, with one saying the proposals risked a form of ‘state fascism’.

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