Blasphemy legalised in Iceland

Following a proposal by Píratar, the Icelandic Pirate Party, the blasphemy provision of the Criminal Code was on the 2 July abolished by Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament.
BBC: Iceland makes blasphemy legal
Siðmennt: Blasphemy Law Abolished in Iceland!
Good for Icelanders, although it is a bit surprising that they still had such a law to begin with. On the other hand, it is not so long ago that in Ireland such a law came into force, its existence being actually demanded by the republic’s constitution (article 40.6.1.i): “The publication or utterance of blasphemous, seditious, or indecent matter is an offence which shall be punishable in accordance with law.”

 

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