Criminal Investigations Opened Against Cardinal For Mentioning Treatment Options for Homosexuals

Country: Spain

Date of incident: February 5, 2014

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Governmental



Cardinal Fernando Sebastian of Málaga commented in an interview with the local newspaper SUR that homosexuality “can be normalised with treatment”. Consequently the Málaga Provincial Prosecutor's Office opened criminal investigations against him. His comment was understood to undermine Spanish legislation which protects the fundamental rights of dignity and non-discrimination in Articles 18 and 14 of the Constitution and therefore to constitute a "clear incitement to hatred and discrimination".

Source: http://www.publico.es/actualidad/500104/la-fiscalia-abre-diligencias-por-el-discurso-homofobo-de-un-cardenal