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Gov. Kemp Signs Legislation Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses

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Georgia’s governor has signed legislation to protect free speech on college campuses.

Tuesday, Governor Brian Kemp signed House Bill 1, also known as the Forming Open and Robust University Minds Act, into law. The measure secures freedom of speech on the state’s university and technical college system campuses by preventing the creation or elimination of any existing “Free Speech Zones.” It also designates all unrestricted outdoor areas of campus as public forums.

"Freedom of expression is one of this great nation's fundamental liberties," said Governor Kemp. "Here in Georgia, we will protect those rights and that which is appropriate for any place of higher learning -- the ability to learn of different ideas.”
Kemp thanked members of the General Assembly for bipartisan support for the legislation.