6:30 PM - Freedom of Speech is a Prison Offense in Canada
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a bill that would criminalize anti-transgender speech, with violators receiving up to two years in prison.
Canadian law already prohibits anti-gay "hate propaganda."
In 2013, the Canadian Supreme Court upheld the conviction of a Christian street preacher who was distributing leaflets denouncing homosexual acts. The court held that the man had used "vilifying and derogatory representations to create a tone of hatred" against gay people, the Legal Examiner reported at the time. The court determined that the pastor's behavior constituted "hate propaganda" and that his religious beliefs did not excuse him from violating the law.
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