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March 7, 2013

Mexico Rules Anti-Gay Slurs Are Not Protected Under Freedom Of Speech Laws

Filed under: The Huffington Post — Tags: — gotonews @ 17:49

In what’s already been hailed as a landmark case, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that anti-gay slurs were not protected under the country’s freedom of speech laws.

The Washington Blade reports that the justices ruled 3-2 that the terms “maricones” and “puñal,” which were recently used by two Puebla-based journalists to criticize each other’s work, were offensive and discriminatory.

Blabbeando features a full translation of a press statement released by the court. That ruling reads:

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via The Huffington Post | Full News Feed http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/mexico-rules-anti-gay-slu_n_2829136.html

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