Christian Civic League to Sue Maine House Clerk
From the CCL daily email newsletter (take with a pound of salt):
Pro family activist Joan R. Gibson of Levant Maine took time off work yesterday to spend her day in the people's house, the State House. That was not, however, the only time she spent being a good citizen. She spent hours preparing multiple page handouts for all 186 elected officials who work in the building. Her Senate distribution yesterday went off without a hitch. Her distribution in the House of Representatives, however, was forbidden after it was labeled "hate speech." It was, of course, nothing of the sort. Her literature laid out an argument against homosexuality that cites a large number of sources, many of them homosexual writers or advocates. [...]
Joan was taken into the Clerk's office -- after a 90 minute wait -- and told by the Clerk, with a witness present, that her literature was "hateful." And the Clerk refused to allow the distribution.
The League's lawyer believes this case is actionable under both the Federal Constitution and the Federal Civil Rights Act. Joan Gibson has agreed to move forward with legal action. A letter is in the works to begin the process.
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