Saturday, January 28, 2012

Student article against gay adoption creates a First Amendment fight

The Huffington Post has a story about a legal fight after a Wisconsin high school removed (from its student school paper) an op-ed against allowing gay couples to adopt children by a student, according to an anti-bullying policy.

The story by Laura Hibbard is here.

One issue is that the student’s piece quoted the familiar passages from Leviticus.  The article also talked about “abomination” in the context of a “Christian society”.  Is this an example of “fighting word”?  Or is it completely protected by the First Amendment?

One irony of all this is apparently there are so many children needing adoption.  These kinds of arguments cut both ways.

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