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Anyone who is offended by something you have said or written can make a complaint to the Human Rights Commissions and Tribunals. In Canada, these organizations police speech, penalizing citizens for any expression deemed in opposition to particular sexual behaviors or protected groups identified under ‘sexual orientation.’ It takes only one complaint against a person to be brought before the tribunal, costing the defendant tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees. The commissions have the power to enter private residences and remove all items pertinent to their investigations, checking for hate speech.
originally posted by: Darth_Prime
a reply to: Daedal
How is asking for Federal protection and anti-discrimination laws silencing free speech?
31 states you can get fired for being GLBTQ+, you can get denied services and housing. we are fighting for adopting to end the blood donation ban, property and also to stop the abuse and killings of GLBTQ+ people
can anyone tell me how that is silencing free speech?
Why is there a need for hate speech anyway, if for some reason you have to be told by the Bible that homosexuals are wrong, why do you need to be vocal in your hate, and than complain how the "Liberal Left' and "GLBTQ+ Agenda' is taking away your rights if someone says something to you...and yes you have every right to do so, you have every right to say it, think it, feel it and express as long as it's non-violent...and people have every right to call you out on it and call you something back..
that article is a bunch of propaganda that those that oppose Equality will take as gospel
The American Unity Fund is a heavily funded new super-PAC looking to blanket the country with LGBT anti-discrimination laws. In effect, those laws aim to wipe out any alternative voice to the LGBT agenda.
Assuming the Supreme Court signs on to the same-sex marriage meme come June, we can expect to see a noose tightening around both public and private speech, including spontaneous conversation, in America.
Sadly, the LGBT lobby has served as a prime catalyst for mindless smearing. Charges of “homophobia” and “transphobia” in identity politics easily give way to other seemingly unrelated phobias diagnosed by the PC crowd, including poverty phobia and “Islamophobia.”
'Nuisance and annoyance' injunctions abandoned after Lords defeat.
Home Office ministers have dropped their attempt to replace antisocial behaviour orders with new injunctions to prevent nuisance and annoyance in the face of widespread criticism and one of the biggest anti-government defeats in the House of Lords.
Peers voted by 306 to 178 earlier this month to back an amendment by the crossbench peer Lord Dear, a former chief constable, who claimed the move could criminalise any nuisance or annoying behaviour in the streets including peaceful protest, street preachers and even carol singers and church bellringers.
The Liberal Democrat Home Office minister, Norman Baker, said he would table amendments next Monday that would restore the original Asbo test under which "harassment, alarm or distress" must be caused before a court can grant an injunction.
The new injunctions form part of the antisocial behaviour, crime and policing bill and can only be granted by a court. Baker said the test of engaging in "conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to any person", which has long been used to secure court injunctions in noisy neighbour cases in social housing, would continue to be used and extended to the private housing sector, but would not be used as a general test.