Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Zack Pruitt
regarding Kentucky’s passage of HB 254
, a bill that requires state-funded public colleges and universities to adopt policies protecting students and faculty’s freedom of expression on campus, so long as the speech is lawful and does not disrupt the functioning of the college or university:
“Kentucky’s public universities and colleges are meant to be free and open to the exchange of ideas—a place where future teachers, lawyers, doctors, judges, community leaders, and voters can exercise their fundamental, constitutionally protected freedom of speech. This new law helps ensure that public universities continue to be places where intellectual diversity flourishes and both students and faculty are able to engage in the exchange of ideas rather than being censored on campus. We commend Gov. Bevin and the Kentucky Legislature for protecting First Amendment freedoms.”
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
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