Madrid judge backs ban on Catholic group's anti-transgender bus (BBC)

A judge has backed Madrid’s decision to force a bright orange bus emblazoned with an anti-transgender message off its roads.

Jose Juan Escalonilla said the bus could not move until the slogans, including “if you are born a man, you are a man”, were removed.

The bus belongs to Catholic group, Hazte Oir, which had planned to take it on a nationwide tour of Spanish cities.

The public prosecutor is investigating whether it is a possible hate crime.
The bus is believed to be a response to posters put up in northern Spain by a transgender rights group, which read: “There are girls with penises and boys with vulvas. It’s as simple as that.”

Just a warning, there’s a screencapped tweet of the poster in question which features naked cartoon children in the article.

Therefore, the posters should be pulled down.
“What’s good for the goose…” Sure!:rolleyes:

Is free speech not a big thing in Europe?

Isn’t the whole point to stand for the rights of another to proclaim that which you most despise?

“If you were born a man, you are a man.”
A simple truth. But now a “hate crime.”
And the lie proliferates.
Glad I’ve already been to Europe several times. Wouldn’t spend a penny in some of those countries now.
Shame on them.

Words which simply speak biological reality. Apparently, reality is now too much to bear. Seeing things as they are is a hate crime, a thought crime.

Yes, the 1984 parallels are obvious.

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