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AUS: Car sticker "incites anti-gay hatred"

Wed 24 Sep 2008 In: International News View at Wayback View at NDHA

Queensland's Anti-Discrimination Tribunal has found a notoriously homophobic gun lobbyist guilty of 'inciting hatred against homosexuals' with his car bumper sticker which reads: "Gay Rights? Under God's law the only rights gays have is the right to die." Offensive: Ron Owen's anti-gay bumper sticker Outspoken right-winger Ron Owen was taken to the tribunal by several local lesbians. Two were awarded AUS$5,000 and a third awarded $2,500 in damages, reports The Australian. The tribunal also demanded a written apology from Owen. "Ron Owen is entitled to be a homophobe and he is entitled to publicly express his homophobic views," said tribunal member Darryl Rangiah. "That much is required in a society that values freedom of thought and expression. However, there are limits." Read more on this story on the link below.    

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First published: Wednesday, 24th September 2008 - 11:39am

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