Each year, FIRE reviews thousands of potential cases involving individuals and groups whose rights are threatened. FIRE’s team of legal and advocacy experts have decades of experience protecting free speech both on and off college campuses. Learn more about FIRE’s civil liberties cases.
Under a new rule in Oregon, prospective foster parents must pledge to be the government’s mouthpiece on gender identity to receive a license to foster. If applicants refuse, whether based on a disagreement with Oregon on gender identity or for any other reason, they cannot become foster parents. That violates the First Amendment.
In 2023, South Dakota’s Mitchell School District 17–2 passed a vague and overbroad “hate speech” policy that infringes on the constitutional rights of students, district staff, parents, and other visitors.
If you are facing retaliation over protected speech, or if you are a college student or faculty member whose First Amendment rights may have been violated, reach out to FIRE to learn more about how we can protect your rights.