An advance for freedom of speech in the United Kingdom:
It is now legal in England to suggest that a horse is homosexual. The British House of Lords recently voted to amend Section 5 of the Public Order Act, a law that gave the police and courts the authority to punish a person for being insulting — to anyone or anything. The move essentially exonerates a drunken Oxford student who ran afoul of the act and was ordered to pay an £80 fine for asking an officer “Do you realize your horse is gay?” The horse’s sexuality remains undetermined.
No word yet if the House of Commons will have the votes to pass a bill legalizing gay horse marriage.