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Thu Nov 3, 2016, 09:05 PM

France: Court rules it's an illegal slur to call someone a homophobe


A French court has ruled it a criminal offense to call somebody a homophobe. Laure Pora, the former head of Paris ACT UP, has been fined $2500 for using the word on a poster of La Manif Pour Tous president Ludovine Rochere, seen above marching in NOM’s 2014 hate parade in Washington DC. Gay Star News reports:

In 2013, ACT UP staged a protest against the pro-life Jerome Lejeune Foundation, which provides ‘research, care, and advocacy for people with genetic intellectual disabilities’. It was staged because the foundation supports La Manif Pour Tous and employed the organization’s founder, Ludovine La Rochère.

As part of the protest, activists threw condoms filled with fake blood against the wall and put up posters showing the logo of La Manif Pour Tous as well as pictures of La Rochère. Some of the posters had the word homophobe brandished across them.

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