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Mexico Supreme Court Makes Historic Ruling over Free Speech

March 7th, 2013 Joseph Pedro
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The Mexican Supreme Court, in an historic ruling, announced anti-gay slurs are not protected under free speech. The justices, in a 3-2 ruling, said that derogatory words toward the LGBT community like “maricones” and “puñal” are not protected speech under the constitution. The case involved two newspaper reporters who used the words to criticize one another. A press release reads: “It was determined that the expressions ‘maricones’ and ‘puñal’ as they were used in this present case were not found to be protected under the Constitution.” [WashingtonBlade]

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