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JK Rowling stared down hate speech laws

10 April 2024

2:30 AM

10 April 2024

2:30 AM

Recently, Scotland has been met with one of the worst pieces of legislation in the nation’s history, and nobody is immune – not even the woman who authored one of the most popular children’s book series in the world. Instead of being met with the likes of Voldemort, JK Rowling has faced off against the establishment.

What was the alleged crime? Under new measures in The Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Actnew offences have been formed for ‘threatening or abusive behaviour which is intended to stir up hatred based on prejudice towards characteristics including age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity,...

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