The Law Commission today released its report and recommendations on hate-crime legislation. It recommends extending hate-crime laws but calls for specific protection from prosecution for gender-critical views. The Commission explicitly disagreed with Stonewall and GIRES (the Gender Identity Research and Education Society), which had said that there should not be...
7th December 2021
Our response argues for clarity in the terms relating to sex and gender reassignment as separate protected characteristics, and rejects the proposal to criminalise online communications on the basis of “likely emotional harm” – which would have a chilling effect on freedom of expression.