[Ed. – Governor Abbott signs a bill eliminating the pernicious use of “free speech zones,” as if free speech should be restricted to areas where it receives special protection.]
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a free speech bill Sunday that eliminates free speech zones, among other new policies, aimed at creating more freedom of expression on campuses.
Senate Bill 18, sponsored by Rep. Briscoe Cain and other legislators was passed in the State House and Senate with some Democrat support.
In a Twitter video, the governor said that “some colleges are banning free speech on college campuses, well no more, because I’m about to sign a law that protects free speech on college campuses in Texas.”
Abbot commented on the bill, saying that he “shouldn’t have to do it, First Amendment guarantees it, now its law in Texas.”