An unlikely combination of players joined to sue the agency that runs the Washington D.C. Metro over ads that were rejected because they might “influence members of the public regarding an issue on which there are varying opinions.” The American Civil Liberties Union said this language was “mushy” and was joined by Milo Yiannopoulos’s company, Milo Worldwide L.L.C., Carafem, a network of health centers, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals as plaintiffs in the lawsuit.New York Times
August 9, 2017: A.C.L.U. Defends Support of Milo Yiannopoulos
In a blog post, A.C.L.U. Director, James Esseks, continues policy of supporting Milo Yiannopoulos’ right to freedom of speech.ACLU
August 10, 2017: “Speech We Hate” is Also Worth Fighting For Says A.C.L.U.
Lee Rowland, a staff attorney for the ACLU’s national branch, stated First Amendment rights trump all. “When we give government the power to regulate speakers based on their identity or their perceived level of offense, it reduces speech for all of us…It is important to defend speech we hate, because that means the 1st Amendment tide rises for all of us.”Los Angeles Times