Switzerland votes to send people to prison for homophobia and transphobia

Oct 3, 2018 by

by Ella Braidwood, Pink News:

Switzerland has voted to make homophobic and transphobic crimes punishable with up to a three year prison sentence.

The National Council voted to criminalise homophobic and transphobic acts, putting it on a par with the way the country treats racism.

The council voted 118 for and 60 against to introduce a prison sentence for homophobia and transphobia.

However, the motion still needs to be passed by the Council of States before it can become law.

National councillor Mathias Reynard, who put forward motion, posted on Twitteron September 25: “National Council accepts my parliamentary initiative against homophobia and transphobia!

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