Free speech, it seems, is in the news again, what with section 5 of the 1986 public order Act being vigorously debated, and Archbishop Cranmer back in the news for allegedly disturbing the peace over at the Advertising Standards Authority.
Paddy Power, too: according to various pundits it has been forced to remove its “Ladies’ Day” ad from the airwaves because it “gave offense” to the trans community. Some are sticking up for the law here. Others, including Peter Tatchell, are not so sure.
Personally, as on a range of issues, I’m with Tatchell on this one. Read the rest of this entry »