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mauvepink BS: RE, Vital to preserve gender. (138* d) RE: BS: RE, Vital to preserve gender. 04 Oct 15

I never used ignoramus either

As you are fond of links let me reflect on the CPS handbook for you

In Scotland the law is different
The new law is called the Offences (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Act. It will mean that homo/biphobic, transphobic and disability-prejudice crime is properly recognised as hate crime.
This is the first transgender-inclusive hate crime legislation in Europe, and has the most inclusive definition of transgender identity in any European legislation.From tomorrow, any criminal offence which is partly or wholly motivated by prejudice on grounds of disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity, will be dealt with as a hate crime all the way through the system.The offence could for example be an assault, or vandalism, or verbal threats and abuse which can be charged as breach of the peace, or any other crime. If the person committing the offence uses homo/biphobic, transphobic, or disability-prejudice language, or if there is any other evidence of their prejudiced motive, that makes it a hate crime. If anyone witnessing a crime thinks it was a hate crime, the police must record it as a hate incident. If there is any evidence of the hate motive, for example prejudiced language was used, it will be charged as a hate crime. If the person charged is found guilty, the hate motive will be taken into account in sentencing - and the court must
say publicly what difference the hate motive made to the sentence

I put this here in order help you to understand that there are some things you can no longer say to people with protected characteristics. It is not a threat in any way as it's intent is to educate as you were showing ignorance of the law (which is not a defence).

I accept your oversight and will update the screenshots to reflect my acceptance. No disingenuous statements have ever been made by me in regards to my sexuality or gender. Just because I have brought to the fore that I am trans makes no odds to my legal status and it certainly should not make me a target for your derision now or in the future.

I am happy to let sleeping dogs now lie and to get on with the thread :)

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