The :siteSearch('Supreme Court');" target="_blank">Supreme Court (external - login to view) has been asked to reverse rulings that found the terms "marriage," "natural family," and "union of a man and woman" can be punished as hate speech in government workplaces.
The Washington Times reports the phrases were in a flyer distributed by city employees in Oakland, California. The flyers were in response to a homosexual group that was allowed to post promotional material on the city's e-mail system.
But a lesbian co-worker complained she felt "targeted" and "excluded" by the flyers — which the city ordered removed. The authors of the flyer sued, claiming discrimination, and lost.
The group representing the women who wrote the flyers says the rulings have silenced hundreds who simply wish to talk about marriage and family values.