Do Politicians Have a First Amendment Right To Lie to You?

February 11, 2023

Do politicians have a First Amendment right to lie on the campaign trail? A district court declined to issue a preliminary injunction against the law. The appeals court vacated the district court's order denying a preliminary injunction and sent the case back to the district court "for further proceedings consistent with this opinion." FREE MINDSMissouri's version of Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill says only licensed mental health professionals can talk to students about sexual orientation or gender identity. Critics of the bill say it would prohibit LGBTQ teachers from discussing their spouses because it could indicate their sexual orientation.