• News Feeds
Page last updated at 07:37 GMT, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 08:37 UK

Should insulting someone be against the law?


A campaign is being launched calling on Home Secretary Theresa May to change the law criminalising "insulting behaviour".

Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who is part of the campaign, says that what constitutes an insult is a "very subjective judgement".

"We should have the right to speak our minds... putting up with insults is the price we pay to put up with to live in a free society", he told the Today programme.

Get in touch with Today via email , Twitter or Facebook or text us on 84844.


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2018 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific