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DUP mayor defends opposition of misogyny hate crime motion

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Alan Givan

Alan Givan

Alan Givan

A DUP mayor has defended his party's decision to oppose a council push to make misogyny a hate crime.

On Tuesday night, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council Mayor Alan Givan said a motion to support it as a standalone offence was a "gagging order on the type of comments that so many of us often make".

During the meeting, he insisted that his party "loves women", adding that there were "better ways to protect the ladies".


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