Free Speech

Practicing the free expression of all religious traditions

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Freedom of speech is not only an inherent human right, but also a fundamental building block of our society. The First Amendment protects our right to speak freely on issues without fear of government censorship or punishment, even when, and especially when, that view is unpopular. This involves religious speech as well.

However, in recent  years, religious speech has been treated like a second-class citizen, being threatened with government fines, restrictions on sermons, and labels of hate-speech, all because someone may disagree.

The Becket Fund litigates cases of religious speech around the world.  We believe in order for a free democracy to be preserved, we must allow a wide variety of voices and opinions to coexist.

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Free Speech Cases

Use the simple filters to explore our cases in this practice area, or visit our Cases Page to search our entire database.