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Discriminiation Of Gays Allowed By Law

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posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 09:30 AM
... on the Faroe Islands.

A priest there was reported to the police for mentioning homosexuals and pedophiles in the same phrase during a speech. Case dismissed. Because Faroe Islands has left out homosexuals from their "discrimination-list". He "didn´t do anything wrong". Discrimination of homosexuals are allowed there.

sorry, no link since I saw it in a "real" newspaper and not on the net. But here´s BBC´s country profile instead:
Regions and territories: Faroe Islands

[edit on 2006/1/10 by Hellmutt]

posted on Dec, 18 2006 @ 11:56 PM
The Faroe Islands have just banned gay discrimination by law. The Faeroese parliament voted for this by a narrow margin. Those who voted against it are afraid it could lead to legalised paedophilia.

Faeroe Islands ban gay discrimination


The Faeroe Islands have become the last Nordic country to prohibit discrimination against homosexuals

The Faeroese parliament voted by a narrow margin Wednesday to extend legal protection against discrimination to homosexuals.

The considerable opposition to the proposal was led by the People's Party. Óli Breckmann, a long time party MP, was quoted in a newspaper interview as saying he was afraid the law could lead to legalised paedophilia.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

posted on Dec, 19 2006 @ 12:07 AM
So does this mean a priest can't speak out against homosexuality, even though the Bible teaches against it?

I don't see how that would be discrimination's more of a freedom of speech & religion issue.

posted on Dec, 19 2006 @ 12:12 AM
I'm not sure about the case with the priest. But the fact is that up until now discrimination of gays has been allowed on the Faroe Islands. Gays were not included in their anti-discrimination laws.

posted on Dec, 19 2006 @ 12:20 AM
As far as workplace discrimination, this is how the U.S. stands:

Still, even in states with the strongest laws, any clergy member can say homosexuality is a sin and compare it with other sex crimes if they want to...

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