Law and Sexuality

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Italian "anti homophobia" law

The AKI News Agency reports that the Italian Parliament is looking to pass a bill that would would mean: “homophobia will be punishable with a prison sentence of up to four years” and “the bill makes it a crime to express ‘reservations’ against individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation.”

Much more detail is needed- but I would be interested to know what constitutes “homophobia” – is it verbal (in which case repetitive, what measure for verbal insult) or physical? How on earth do you criminalise ‘reservations‘. It sounds all a little 1984 for me.

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This entry was posted on November 15, 2007 by in Law.

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