Switzerland’s lower house passed a bill in September that would add homophobia and transphobia to the national criminal code and require a fine or up to three years in prison for offenders.
The bill passed the National Council, 118-60, and now goes to the upper house, the Council of States, according to the newspaper Le Temps. Five members abstained.
The bill would place sexual orientation and gender identity alongside race, ethnicity and religion in the criminal code and ban “incitement to hatred or discrimination against a person or group of persons,” according to Le Temps.
National Council member Mathias Reynard asserted that “homophobia is not an opinion” but instead a crime.
A phobia is a fear. I do not fear homosexuals, transgender people, pedophiles, or any of those other groups to whom the suffix -phobia is often attached.
There are times, places, cases where I would prefer not to be around members of these groups because I don't agree with the ideals and beliefs of, don't approve of the behavior of, don't want to see these people in action, don't want children to be around them for their own safety and for the sake of social morality & maintaining the peace ... you could probably add to this list.
But the point is, I doubt there's an escape hatch for someone like me who feels and thinks like that ^^^ because of the global suffix -phobia that's been attached to anything than acceptance of such people and groups of people. It's a pretty sad and evil world we live in, here in the early 21st century.
Psalm 121:1-2 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.