Swiss voters pass bill to penalize denigration of homosexuals

Swiss voters pass bill to penalize denigration of homosexuals

Swiss voters agreed on Sunday to penalize public homophobia by passing an amendment to an anti-discrimination law, 63% voting in favor. Opponents of the measure argued that it would stifle freedom of expression. Publicly denigrating someone’s sexual orientation, or inciting hatred against someone in public, will now be prosecutable in Switzerland. Most Western European countries have similar laws.

porcus 1 months

The West is actively tearing down free speech, and this is going to end badly for those who agree with it.

James Delnort
James Delnort 1 months

You can't legislate an individual's speech and opinions. I have every right to verbally express my opinion on anything and everybody if I so wish. A bad law is no law.

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 1 months

What if I was a gay man and say in public that I disavow the LGBTQ+ community because I think they're a bunch of degenerates that make the entire gay community look like sluts. Have I violated the Swiss Law?

Anticipated Prospects
Anticipated Prospects 1 months

”Yeah we just wanna get married”

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 1 months

I want to be able to know who the truly vile bigots are. If you silence them it won't change how they feel but it prevents me from knowing who I might want to avoid.

Seekster 1 months

Can you still identify trans people by their correct gender without being legally punished for it?

Rhokanth 1 months

Can we get an F for Freedom?

David Silverstone
David Silverstone 1 months

No they are removing rights, not protecting anything.

Wholly 1 months

And this was their last independent thought...

Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson 1 months

What if it was the other way around? Everything is so crazy now. But with how they eat their own it can't last forever.

Young Conservative
Young Conservative 1 months

Don't mind this too much, it basically makes it illegal to deny entry to gay couples into establishments like bars etc. My problem with laws like this is they're often phrased ambiguously, allowing vindictive twats to exploit them, take for example the Christian baker in the US who didn't want to bake a gay wedding cake and the LGBT community tried to sue him and destroy his business and life, when it failed a trans woman immediately went in and filed another lawsuit. Luckily our supreme Court (UK) ruled in favour of local bakers in the same situation here. There's a difference between discriminating by refusing service and not contradicting your belief system. For example the Christian baker in the US apologized and offered compensation (free cakes for different occasions). This wasn't about contempt or hatred for the community, but the fact that on a religious level the baker disagreed with gay marriage. Also gay marriage legislation makes no sense to me, so it's separation of church and state when it comes to abortion etc but then you're also gonna legislate that the church has to perform gay marriage?

Jason 1 months

This is a blatant anti Islamic law. This will infringe on their freedom of religion. I bet those bleeding heart liberals will be in shock when the law starts being enforced on their beloved migrants. lol

Scott in FLorida
Scott in FLorida 1 months

Scientifically a phobia is a fear so now it is against the law to fear someone or something or its perceived effect on your environment. Bravo leftist you have succeeded in the supernatural level of ludacris ness.

Syrocynical 1 months

you know i’m gay and i think much of this is bs

michael zubas
michael zubas 1 months

well that is good. LGBTQ Discrimination is not cool, unless your A Bigot. then Hating anyone is A OK

Josh 1 months

I'm having conflicting thoughts. Yes, it's good that it's seen as publicly bad to bash gay people for simply existing, but also freedom of speech and expression is important, even if it isn't exactly an agreeable point.

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