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Soldier in Scotland Fined for Transgender Abuse

Soldier in Scotland Fined for Transgender Abuse


A Scottish soldier has become the first person convicted of transgender prejudice in his nation following an incident of verbal abuse.

BBC News reports that Perth Sheriff Court heard how Terry Porter, 19, of Kinross, Scotland, hurled threats of violence at Chloe Dow on May 8 after banging on the door of a home occupied by Dow and Oliver Bond.

A prosecutor told the court that when Porter learned Dow was transgender he shouted, "Get up or I'll drag you out or knock you out. You're a mutant. What a state. You look like a freak." After coming to the bedroom door, Porter reportedly elbowed Dow and told her she was "disgusting" before being ushered off the property.

According to the article, Porter admitted to arriving uninvited at the residence and insisting that Dow vacate the bedroom, as well "breaching the peace by behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear and alarm."

Porter's attorney, who admitted that his client had been drinking heavily, described Porter's behavior as "immature."

While the standard fine for breach of the peace is PS200, Porter was fined PS350, the additional PS150 for the transgender prejudice.

Read the full story here.

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