JK Rowling and I could be locked up by Scotland’s anti-free-speech mob

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!

Comedy. Culture. Art. Literature. The great Scottish enlightenment. A historic role in the Reformation of the Church.  

All attributes listed on tourist brochures of Scotland. But as from this week, Scotland’s new law will crack down on the free speech that enabled all of this to flourish in the land in which William Wallace fought for “freedom.”  

On April 1, our “hate speech” ban came into force, creating a new offense of “stirring up hatred” against protected categories – including based on transgender identity and sexual orientation.   

OPPOSING TRANS ATHLETES IN GIRLS’ SPORTS IS ‘WHITE SUPREMACIST PATRIARCHY:’ NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN

Nobody likes to be hated. Very few people want to make others around them feel that way. But the law is vague, far-reaching and lacks clear parameters around what the state decides could be “hateful” language. Could it be illegal to state facts about the biological reality of women? Could it be a crime to defend marriage between a man and a woman? Depending on the context, nobody knows.   

J. K. Rowling speaks up on transgender people invading women’s spaces, and it might get her arrested. (Getty Images)

First to catch headlines for her

View Source