HeadLine: MSP bids to outlaw bigots
The Mirror, 03/05/2001, p2
by SHAUN MILNE
LIB-DEM MSP Donald Gorrie is taking a bold stance against Scotland’s
religious bigots by insisting sectarianism is outlawed.
The Central Scotland MSP says the practice should become criminal law
in the way racism is, with a jail term of up to seven years.
Gorrie said: “Sectarian har- assment is as bad as racial harassment,
and should come under criminal law.”
The MSP has framed a draft bill, modelled on a section on
racially-aggravated harassment in the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act.
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