New Norwegian Hate Speech Law Can Prosecute People for Remarks about LGBTQ made in Private Sphere

Country: Norway

Date of incident: November 10, 2020

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Morals

Area of case: Governmental / Political



On the 10th of November, the Parliament of Norway has extended the hate-speech law to transgender and bisexual people, or generally "sexual orientation". People that are found guilty of hate speech could face up to one year in jail for private remarks and up to three years for public comments. This law could be conflicting with the freedom of speech for Christians, who preach the teachings of the bible.

Source: Reuters

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