Tuesday, January 27, 2009
College Dumps Restrictive Speech Policy
Yuba Community College in Marysville, Calif., has agreed to end its policy that required students to obtain a permit to exercise "free speech" during allotted hours.The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) represented Ryan Dozier, who was threatened with arrest and expulsion if he continued sharing the Gospel on campus between classes."Christian students shouldn’t have to face jail and expulsion for expressing their beliefs on a public college campus," said Heather Gebelin Hacker, ADF litigation staff counsel. "We are pleased that Yuba College officials have finally agreed to recognize that its campus policies cannot strip away the free-speech rights of students with religious viewpoints."Prior to the settlement, the college allowed "free speech" only on Tuesdays and Thursdays between noon and 1 p.m., with permission required two weeks in advance.
By Jennifer Mesko
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