Suit: College muzzled us on abortion, gay marriage


Via the Brooklyn Paper:

Two Kingsborough Community College students says the school has attacked their right to free speech by trying to sabotage their plans to hold a seminar on the “negative consequences” of gay marriage, and by forcing them to stop handing out anti-abortion leaflets on campus.

In court papers filed March 7, both Joseph Hayon — who is president of the Brooklyn Tea Party and the chairman of Kingsborough’s Republican Club — and Shmuel Mayteles, say school officials threatened to kick them off campus if they didn’t stop handing out anti-abortion pamphlets in 2009, and then rescheduled a forum on gay marriage, moving it to a smaller location.