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Scottish Soldier Is First To Be Convicted Of Transgender Prejudice

A soldier has become the first person in Scotland to be convicted of transgender prejudice after attacking a woman awaiting a sex-change operation.

BBC has the story:

A soldier from Kinross has become the first person in Scotland to be convicted of transgender prejudice.

Perth Sheriff Court heard how Terry Porter targeted Chloe Dow, who was formerly called Calum, with verbal abuse and also threatened violence.

Porter admitted breaching the peace by behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear and alarm.

The 19-year-old will be disciplined by chiefs in the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Sheriff Michael Fletcher described the incident as “a nasty offence” and fined Porter ?350.

This was ?150 more than a breach of the peace fine, to mark the transgender prejudice.

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