The ACLU is going hard for this isht, ehh?
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Georgia on behalf of The Clan. The suit was filed late Thursday afternoon in Fulton County Superior Court.
At issue: the Georgia Department of Transportation’s denial of the Clan’s application to put its name on an Adopt-A-Highway sign. The Triple K wants to put its name on the Adopt-A-Highway sign at mile marker 1 on Highway 515 in Union County.
The state Department of Transportation turned down the application in June on the grounds that the Klan’s history of violence might trigger social unrest.
Now, the ACLU is suing the state on behalf of the clan, defending the Triple K’s right to sponsor a sign and its right to free speech.
“The point is the government may not choose what is and is not acceptable. It’s called viewpoint discrimination,” said Debbie Segraves of the ACLU.
The DOT told Channel 2′s Diana Davis 173 community and civic organizations are involved in the Adopt-A-Highway program. Those with signs clean up litter on about 200 miles of roads.