Norway has officially repealed its longstanding blasphemy legislation this week in a symbolic gesture aimed at supporting the freedom of speech in the country.
According to section 142 of the Norwegian Penal Code, those who broke the law could face fines or six months in prison.
It’s a long time coming. How shameful that any civilized country would have this sorts of law in the books, even if it wasn’t really enforceable.
Hey, Ireland. It’s your turn now.
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