December 06, 2016

Statement of Linda Klein, president, American Bar Association Re: Fighting hate speech

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 6, 2016 -- The American Bar Association supports the rights of all Americans, including women, minorities, the LGBT community, the disabled, and those who practice different religions. 

Given our commitment to securing and defending these sacred rights, the association is alarmed by the recent rise of hate speech and violence.

This is unacceptable in any civil society and cannot be tolerated.  Be assured that the ABA has committed the full force of its more than 400,000 members to fight this heinous behavior and those who support it through word or deed.


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