Overly Strict Hate Speech Legislation

Country: France

Date of incident: May 21, 2013

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Morals

Area of case: Governmental



Hate speech laws are very strict in France. Since the law of December 8th, 2004, any discrimination in speech against homosexuals is forbidden. Christians for example are unable to publically say that having a same-sex relationship is a sin. The consequence is that nobody criticizes homosexuality in itself on TV, radio or in newspapers.

Source and further information: The Observatory's Report 2012 on Legal Restrictions Effecting Christians in Europe