Scotland: Glasgow SNP deputy leader suspended after reports of homophobia

Aaron Day October 24, 2014
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The deputy leader of the SNP group on Scotland’s largest council has been suspended after charges of homophobia.

According to the Evening Times, Councillor Billy McAllister was charged with a “homophobic breach of peace.”

He is alleged to have been involved in an assault incident on Maryhill Road in Glasgow on August 26, along with another 47-year-old not affiliated with the SNP.

A Glasgow SNP spokesman said: “Councillor McAllister has been suspended from the SNP group and as a member of the SNP until such times as due legal process has been completed.”

A police spokeswoman said: “I can confirm a 47-year-old man was reported to the procurator fiscal for an alleged assault and a 60-year-old man reported to the procurator fiscal for an alleged homophobic breach of the peace.”

Related topics: Anti-gay, anti-gay law, anti-gay laws, Discrimination, Homophobia, LGBT, LGBT rights

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