Switzerland votes overwhelmingly to jail citizens for ‘homophobia,’ ‘transphobia’

LifeSite News – by Calvin Freiburger

BERN, Switzerland, October 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – By an almost two-to-one vote met with ringing approval by pro-LGBT groups, the National Council of Switzerland voted this month on a measure to criminalize “homophobia” and “discrimination.”

The National Council, which is the lower house of the country’s bicameral legislature, voted 118-60 in favor of national councilor Mathias Reynard’s initiative, the Swiss newspaper Le Temps reports. Five members abstained from the vote.  

The country’s Criminal Code currently bans “incitement to hatred or discrimination against a person or group of persons on the basis of their ‘racial, ethnic or religious’ affiliation,” the paper explains, punishable by a fine or up to three years in prison. Reynard’s proposal would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to that list.

“Homophobia is not an opinion,” Reynard declares. “It’s a crime. One in five homosexuals attempted suicide, half before the age of 20. This victory sends a strong signal.” Organizations such as Pink Cross and websites such as PinkNews are celebrating his victory.

In an interview with ShortList published last week, the heterosexual Reynard said he was driven to act by LGBT friends who have suffered from “verbal” homophobic violence in addition to physical attacks, and the discovery that “Swiss case-law doesn’t punish either hate speech or incitement to hatred towards LGBT+ people.”

Councilor Yves Nidegger challenged the measure, however. He warned that the categories being criminalized are “legally problematic and indefinable” and questioning whether “pedophilia, bisexuality, gerontophilia, necrophilia, fetishism, zoophilia, and so on – creativity in this area being inexhaustible – are sexual orientations that must be protected or not protected.”

Notably, this crackdown on so-called “hate speech” critical of homosexuality or transgenderism precedes same-sex “marriage” in Switzerland. Homosexual unions aren’t currently recognized, but Reynard says he wants to tackle that fight next.

26 countries around the world currently recognize same-sex “marriages,” including 21 of the European Union’s 28 member states. The United Kingdom has similar laws on the books against “hate,” something the United Nations has attempted to pressure other nations into adopting.

Switzerland’s change still has to be approved by the country’s Council of States in December before taking effect.


6 thoughts on “Switzerland votes overwhelmingly to jail citizens for ‘homophobia,’ ‘transphobia’

  1. “Homophobia is not an opinion,” Reynard declares

    And so is NOT approving of it and expressing so is NOT a crime, Dbag. Not in MY country, anyway, and you’ll have to put a bullet in my mouth to shut me up about my free speech.

    Spineless faggots are free here to give up their Rights but they are NOT free to give up MY Rights, under ANY circumstances.

    I triple-dog dare you to try. It’ll cost you big where the rubber meets the road.

  2. ““Homophobia is not an opinion,” Reynard declares. “It’s a crime.”

    So by that response, is Arachnophobia a crime too? Especially if they are poisonous and can kill you with a single bite?

    I’m sure they are just helpless creatures trying to “live a better life” and we are in the way. And if we are afraid of them and call them names, I’m sure they will go off and commit suicide by the time they reach puberty (if that’s even possible with spiders).

    “One in five homosexuals attempted suicide, half before the age of 20. This victory sends a strong signal.””

    Yea, they are a bunch of pussies.

  3. Its only important to know that today 10-10 is World Mental Health Day. Enough said. Up until 2 years ago WHO listed Trans as Mentally Ill. So If someone feels like they are an amputee and cut off their own leg we diagnosis them as mentally ill. But if someone thinks they are a female and cuts off their Penis we praise them and put them on the cover of TIME. What a F-ed up World we have become in such a short period of time. Thanks to the UN and OBOZO.

    Now its a crime “transphobia” because a Mentally Ill person might kill themselves. How about putting them back in the padded room in the Mental hospital again for GOD sake and stop SOYBOY the new generation

    1. Thinking the same thing, Koyote…gee are they now ready to give up their guns, Talmud style! (Maybe I should write a song lyric here!)

  4. also, homophobia used to mean fear of ones own latent homosexuality. not hatred of gays. this changed somewhere in the 80’s? when aids showed up, maybe……

    sad about the swiss. they also, used to mean something else. many of the founders referenced their system. now they are sucking like the rest of europe…..just not as much.

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