Memphis Drivers React to Being Stuck in Traffic Due to BLM Protest
A Quick Bible Study, Vol. 150: The 10 Commandments Are Not the 10...
The Christian's Duty to Stand for Life
More Than a Motto — the Fight Between Truth and Modern-Day Values
Palestinian Arab Terrorists Violate the Sanctity of Shabbat and Murder Seven in Jerusalem
How Do You Prosecute Trump and Not Biden (and Clinton)?
How Much of a Christian Nationalist Are You? Take This Simple Test.
Memphis Police Make Dire Change In Police Unit Following Tyre Nichols Death
It Wasn't Long Before White Supremacy Was Compared To Police Brutality After Memphis...
Mayorkas Smuggled 100,000 Migrants Into the U.S. Through A Hidden Parole Pathway
Two Deputies Are Put On Leave Hours After the Brutal Tyre Nichols Video...
Paul Pelosi Attacker Delivers A Bone Chilling Message to A Local News Outlet
DeSantis Tightens the Reigns On Crime As Woke Prosecutors Continue to Push Soft-On-Crime...
Time For Palestinian Leaders to End “Pay-to-Slay” Terror Bounties
What Is Normal?

Texas Governor Signs Law Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses

Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, Pool

Governor of Texas Greg Abbott tweeted a video of himself on Sunday signing a law protecting free speech on college campuses. 

In the video, Abbott says that “some colleges are banning free speech on college campuses. Well, no more. Because I am about to sign a law that protects free speech on college campuses in Texas.”

SB 18, the bill Abbott signed, establishes that “common outdoor areas” of a university are to be considered as public forums. It allows students “to assemble or distribute written material without a permit or other permission” from the university, and institutes penalties for students, student organizations, or faculty who “unduly interfere with the expressive activities of others on campus.” 

The bill also protects student organizations from being denied university services based on the organization’s viewpoint.

The bill still allows universities to impose restrictions on the time, place and manner of demonstrations as long as the restrictions are published and neutral to whatever viewpoint espoused. 

In the video, Abbott says that he “shouldn’t have to do it,” as the First Amendment guarantees free speech.  

"Now, it's law in Texas," Abbott concludes.

As part of the bill, Texas universities must report on how they are complying with the law by 2020. 

Texas’s move to protect free speech is part of a broader movement across the country. Multiple states such as Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Tennessee have signed legislation protecting free speech on college campuses.

Watch Abbott's Video Here:

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Video