Friday, November 19, 2004

gays and dolls

Guilford County Commissioner Linda Shaw was quoted in this morning's News and Record as saying she didn't want "Dockside Dolls" or those "gays and lesbians" on billboards around Greensboro's urban loop (sorry, no link). Her "gays and lesbians" comment refers to some Triad-area billboards promoting political rights for homosexuals.

Wow. In one sentence, Shaw turned a zoning issue into a constitutional one.

Disliking commercial advertising in the public right-of-way is one thing. But prohibiting signage because you don't want certain political opinions expressed is quite another.

Linda: here's a link to the First Amendment. You might want to brush up.

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