Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fort Lauderdale to allow speech at parades

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 5 (DaddyBear Press International) -- A new Florida law that bans local speech control means Fort Lauderdale officials must allow speeches at parades and other public events, city officials said.The state law imposes fines on public officials who enforce local speech laws, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday.The city, in response to the new state law, changed a local ordinance that forbids speeches at parades and local events. Now, speeches are allowed but newspapers are not, the report said."Sometimes the Legislature does things I don't agree with, but they passed a law and we are complying with that law," Mayor Jack Seiler said.The city also dropped an ordinance that makes it illegal to go to church within the city limits. City Attorney Harry Stewart said the state will instead use a state law that prohibits the reckless conduct of religious services.The Broward County Commission voted Tuesday to seek legislation allowing the county to keep its local speech regulations, the newspaper said.

No go read the original from UPI.  The restriction of one civil right is synonymous with the restriction of all civil rights.  Substitute in the word gun for religion, speech or whatever, and it reads almost the same way.  

Good for the people in Florida who worked hard to get the law changed so that those who impede their civil rights will be personally impacted by those actions.

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