The EU and Free Speech

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Malum Prohibitum, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

    I thought the EU was just about creating a large scale economy, like the United States, out of what was previously several smaller economies?

    I found this at the Christian Courier web site:

    EU: 'homophobia' to be classified with racism
    The European Parliament's recently passed resolution "Homophobia in Europe" has raised alarms among European pro-family groups, Christians and others who worry the measure is a move to cut off public debate over same-sex unions and force universal acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle.
    The controversial resolution urging member states to ban "homophobia" states that "homophobia can be defined as an irrational fear of and aversion to homosexuality and of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people based on prejudice, similar to racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and sexism."

    [Go to article ... E_ID=48601] Post time: 2/2/06; 9:50:52 AM PST
  2. jrm

    jrm Sledgehammer

    What's that? You thought the EU only dabbled in matters related to COMMERCE among member nations? What if they turn to US Commerce Clause jurisprudence to determine what the limits of their power are? LGBTs are part of the economy, so regulating their treatment is merely regulating international commerce.