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Bill proposing to legalize assisted suicide in Scotland draws criticism

Jun 23, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The content of the bill is expected to be discussed later this year. Read more

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

Feb 22, 2021

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

Humza Yousef, Scottish Justice Secretary, speaks with police officers, August 2018.

Controversy continues over Scotland's hate crime bill

Oct 29, 2020

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

Sep 4, 2020

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

The flag of Scotland.

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

Jul 29, 2020

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

May 31, 2015

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