Daily Archives: July 6, 2011

Appellate court finds “Prostitution Pledge” violates First Amendment

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a ruling today striking a provision of a federal statute that denies funding to any AIDS organization “that does not have a policy explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking.”  The U.S. government had required that organizations seeking government funds publicly announce their opposition to prostitution […]