CPS drop case against street preacher Charges withdrawn after Tatchell offers to testify for defence Home Secretary urged to issue new guidelines to police and CPS Arrest for anti-gay views is unjustified and heavy-handed The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has dropped all charges against homophobic Christian street preacher, Dale McAlpine, shortly after gay rights campaigner … Freedom of speech must be defended, even for homophobes
[flickr_set id=”72057594091352703″] March for Free Expression – London, 24 March 2006 © OutRage! 1990-2010. You are free to use this photo to illustrate news stories and articles about OutRage!, the lesbian and gay human rights group, with credit to the group and photographer. For all other uses, please inquire. Photos: Brett Lock, OutRage!
Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell of OutRage! plans to make his court hearing a “civil liberties test case” when he appears at Canterbury Magistrates Court this Friday, 15th May, at 9:45 a.m.. He is calling for the repeal of the law under which he has been charged, arguing that “it gives the Church privileged immunity … Tatchell fights to defend the right to peaceful protest