According to section 142 of the Norwegian Penal Code, those who broke the law could face fines or six months in prison.
In February 2015, after the infamous Charlie Hebdo massacre in France, Conservative MP Anders B. Werp and Progress Party MP Jan Arild Ellingsen proposed to scrap the law, claiming that it "underpins a perception that religious expressions and symbols are entitled to a special protection" and insisting that "it is time to stands up for freedom of speech, even in religious matters."
Things I didn't know: till today, blasphemy was illegal in Norway. Now you can blaspheme all you want. Didn't say which religion, of course.— Tom Andersen (@Zebula77) 6 мая 2015
However, the initiative to repeal the blasphemy law met with harsh criticism from Norwegian Christian publicists, who even went so far as to say that Norway has committed "cultural suicide."
"It is a symbol of the cultural suicide," Norwegian publicist Finn Jarle Sæle wrote, "Today we have no value basis. Although the Constitution states that Christianity and humanism constitute the foundation of the state, its sense has been lost."
Norway's parliament first voted for the repeal of the law in 2009, despite strong opposition from the Christian Democratic party. However, the move has been repeatedly delayed due to the country's bureaucratic procedures.