First amendment applies to all, even Phelps

Comments (2)
  1. Bill says:

    Yet, the first amendment does not apply to gay citizens.

    The ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ military policy is proof of that.

    An important note to consider as a news major, no?

    Yet no mention of gay citizens’ first amendment rights being trampled, but rather, a defense of those who seek to cause harm.

    I hope you will think about that, Wallentin.

  2. Michael E. Webber says:

    Nearly every other country has a ban on hate speech. Does hate speech promote any good? We all are aware that Phelps is in love with publicity and enjoys testing the limits of free speech. Banning hate speech would not lead to a full-out assault on freedom of speech.