Good News for Free Speech

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A federal appeals court in Florida, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has ruled that banning “conversion therapy” to get rid of unwanted same-sex attraction is unconstitutional (https://www.wnd.com/2020/11/appeals-court-rules-ban-gender-counseling-unconstitutional/).

The ban, said the court, is “content-based regulations of speech that cannot survive strict scrutiny.” That is, the government cannot force individuals or organizations to express a message chosen by the government. They can’t force you to say things you don’t believe in. Because–duh!–it violates the First Amendment’s free speech protections.

Conversion therapy, noted the court, is “only words”–and words are protected.

California and New Jersey, just to name two states that I know of, have banned conversion therapy.

Two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that government cannot lawfully force anyone to express a message chosen by the government.

Expect the LGBT crowd to howl and gnash their teeth.

P.S.–The picture of the happy puppy serves a purpose which I am probably wiser not to name.

6 comments on “Good News for Free Speech

  1. The whole 2020 election could be titled “Operation Gaslight” as the Deep State establishment is forcing people to believe things they know are not true. Obama is now saying there was no fraud in the election. The MSM is saying Sydney Powell is a conspiracy theorist. The magic wand in all of this is the U.S, Supreme Court where all this election cheating will end up, and we have five definite justices who rule according to the original intent of the Constitution’s texts. As the slang of the young people say, “BOOM!.”

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