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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Library Considers Marriage Between Man and Woman "Controversial"

The Newton Falls Public Library in Ohio provides access to their Community Room to "nonprofit organizations" for "programs of a civic, cultural or educational nature." When Liberty Counsel submitted an application to use the Community Room to discuss the biblical perspective on traditional marriage, the request was denied. The library director referred to their policy that states that any program dealing with a controversial subject must have all sides of the issue represented. Marriage between a man and a woman was considered "controversial."

"Library officials ought to know that a policy which purports to ban 'controversial' speech is unconstitutional," noted Mathew D. Staver, President and General Counsel of Liberty Counsel.

Ohio Library Sued For Requiring Opposing Viewpoints On "Controversial" Speech In Its Community Room

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