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public order act 1986

  • 12th January 2012

    Anti-gay leaflet defendant ‘wanted police to check slogans’

    A leaflet entitled 'Death Penalty?' was distributed outside a mosque

    12:08 PM — A man accused of stirring up hatred with anti-gay leaflets had met with police to ask for advice on how to stay within the law, a court has heard. There is no indication police approved the anti-gay content, but a lawyer says it is clear he did not mean to break the law.

  • 11th January 2012

    Gay man “terrorised” by leaflets, court told

    The leaflets were distributed to the public and to private homes (Photo: James Cridland)

    10:45 AM — Gay men have appeared in court in Derby to tell of their experience receiving homophobic leaflets which questioned whether gays should be executed. One said he felt "terrorised" when the leaflets were pushed through his letterbox and thought he was the victim of a hate campaign.

  • 20th December 2011

    Comment: Should the law protect us from insults? 271

    Stuart Ross is a regular reader of PinkNews.co.uk

    2:22 PM — PinkNews.co.uk reader Stuart Ross discusses his experience of receiving offensive comments online amid the ongoing debate over whether to remove the use of "insulting words" from the offences in the Public Order Act.

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