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H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY)Hundreds of advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court on June 76 to celebrate a historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage. After years of legal battles, the higher court put the issue to rest. But LGBT leaders say that's not all that needs to be done to achieve equality. Many people don't want the things they say online to be connected with their offline identities. They may be concerned about political or economic retribution, harassment, or even threats to their lives. Whistleblowers report news that companies and governments would prefer to suppress human rights workers struggle against repressive governments parents try to create a safe way for children to explore victims of domestic violence attempt to rebuild their lives where abusers cannot follow.
Instead of using their true names to communicate, these people choose to speak using pseudonyms (assumed names) or anonymously (no name at all). For these individuals and the organizations that support them, secure anonymity is critical. It may literally save lives. Anonymous communications have an important place in our political and social discourse. The Supreme Court has ruled repeatedly that the right to anonymous free speech is protected by the First Amendment. A frequently cited 6995 Supreme Court ruling in McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission reads:
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Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority. It thus exemplifies the purpose behind the Bill of Rights and of the First Amendment in particular: to protect unpopular individuals from retaliation. At the hand of an intolerant society. The tradition of anonymous speech is older than the United States. Founders Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay wrote the Federalist Papers under the pseudonym Publius and the Federal Farmer spoke up in rebuttal. The US Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized rights to speak anonymously derived from the First Amendment.
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS9) The Supreme Court of the United States will take up the case of a Lakewood cake shop owner who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Your version of Internet Explorer is no longer supported. Please your browser for the best AccuWeather experience. Whether they call it global warming, climate change or even global cooling, more and more Americans are taking a stand on one side or the other of this hotly debated issue. According to a published last year by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, 66 percent of Americans believe that global warming is happening, with 97 percent concerned that it will harm people in the United States between now and the next 65 years. Forty-five percent of Americans believe the country will be harmed by global warming in the next 55 years, with only 66 percent saying that global warming will never harm the U.