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GA governor signs law protecting free speech on public college campuses

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The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Zack Pruitt regarding Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s signing Tuesday of the Forming Open and Robust University Minds (FORUM) Act, a bill designed to ensure that public colleges and universities can’t ban students from engaging in expressive activity in the open, outdoor areas of campus:

“Public colleges and universities are meant to be free and open to the exchange of ideas—a place where our future teachers, lawyers, doctors, judges, community leaders, and voters can exercise their constitutionally protected freedom of speech. The FORUM Act helps ensure that Georgia’s public universities remain places where intellectual diversity flourishes and all students can engage in the exchange of ideas rather than being censored. We commend the Georgia Legislature and Gov. Kemp for encouraging a culture of open expression on college campuses by enacting this legislation.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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