Tuesday, 2 October 2007

New Law for Scotland?

Interesting Bill being proposed in Scotland. The The Sentencing of Offences Aggravated by Prejudice (Scotland) Bill is designed to bring Scottish law into line with England and Wales. The law would mean that attacking someone because of their sexuality would be treated in the same severe way as attacking someone because of their religion or ethnicity. One to watch!

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Sean Hennelly said...


This entry mentions physical attacks based on one's sexuality. I may be wrong (tell me if I am), but at the moment isn't the situation in law that one can 'be done' for verbal abuse based on race, and threatening verbal behaviour based on religion, but not for abusive verbal behaviour based on seuxality?

Law & Sexuality said...

You're absolutely right Sean. Unfortunately, the exact meaning within this proposal is unclear as it is not yet published on the Scottish Parliament website.

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