NCAC and other free speech advocates have jointly launched a public education campaign to inform legislators, educators, policy-makers and others about the threat to First Amendment principles from publicly-funded "abstinence-only" sex education.
Archives for June 2001
The Alaska Civil Liberties Union (AkCLU) filed a lawsuit today in Anchorage Superior Court alleging that Mayor George Wuerch’s removal of a PrideFest exhibit from the Loussac Library display area constitutes a blatant violation of the right to free speech and the rights of the public to receive information, guaranteed in the Alaska Constitution and […]
11:00 AM (EST) Hilton Garden Inn, 815 14th Street, Washington, DC 20005 Thirty-five prominent national organizations will release a Joint Statement Against Abstinence-Only Education on June 12, 2001, at a national news conference in Washington, DC. Spearheaded by the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) the groups are launching a public education campaign to oppose […]
Political scandals aside, Washington lawmakers are shy about sex—at least when it comes to education and public policy. So shy, as a matter of fact, that in 1996 they sneaked into law, with no discussion, a half-billion dollars of state and federal money for school districts that teach that the only acceptable sexual behavior outside marriage is abstinence.
From the Senate Office Buildings to exhibition spaces on both coasts, nudes are becoming taboo. In Lake Alfred, Florida you can find a replica of Michelangelo’s David wearing a loincloth; in Santa Cruz, California, watercolors of nudes were unpalatable to a community arts center director; in Spokane, Washington, a mural of stylized human figures was painted over.