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Catholics press for further changes to Scotland’s controversial hate crime bill

Catholics are pressing for further changes to Scotland’s controversial hate crime bill amid a last-minute consultation.  Read more

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Controversy continues over Scotland's hate crime bill

Amid a contentious debate in Scotland over a proposed hate crimes law, which the Catholic bishops of the country oppose,... Read more

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Scotland's Hate Crime Bill garners large consultation

Nearly 2,000 submissions have been made to the Scottish Parliament in the course of a 12-week public consultation on a... Read more

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Catholic bishops fear Scotland's hate crime law could criminalize Bible and Catechism

Catholic bishops have said that proposed hate crime legislation in Scotland could criminalize the Bible and the Catechism of the... Read more

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After mounting criticism, Scotland's assisted suicide bill defeated in Parliament

The controversial Assisted Suicide Scotland Bill was defeated on Wednesday by the Scottish Parliament 82-36 in a free vote in... Read more