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Hate Speech Bill Advances in Ireland Amid Fears it Would Silence J.K. Rowling and the Church

Daniel Ogren Critics of the Hate Speech bill worry that it could criminalize the speech of people such as author J.K. Rowling, who has said that “transgender women” are not actually women.

Deputy James Browne, minister of state at the Justice Department, responded that religious freedom and practice are protected under the Irish Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights.

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