Brits vote to scrap blasphemy

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The government has got its controversial plan to scrap the blasphemy law through the House of Lords.
Peers voted 148 to 87 in favour of the move last night – which was a government amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill.
The amendment will abolish the offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel in England and Wales.

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