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France Passes New Law To Ban Discrimination Based On Regional Accents

France, having solved all other major problems in its country, has found an untouched area of people's free speech for big government to weigh in on: stereotypes against regional accents.

In fact, people who make assumptions based on others' regional accents are committing a new type of prejudice that the French are calling glottophobie. The Assemblée Nationale "has adopted legislation making linguistic discrimination an offence along with racism, sexism and other outlawed bigotry," according to the Guardian.

The legislation was voted in 98 to 3.

Despite the overwhelming vote, it was widely debated in the house.

Jean Lassalle, a former presidential candidate, said of the law: “I’m not asking for charity. I’m not asking to be protected. I am who I am.”

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