Freedom of Speech and Religion
The freedom of expression, the freedom of the press, and the freedom of religion -- supported by the strict separation of church and state-- are protected by the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights and are guaranteed to all Americans.
Please explore this site to learn about the NYCLU's work to protect our First Amendment rights and to take action to protect free speech and freedom of religion in New York State.
- March 24, 2016
- July 1, 2013
Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International (Defending right to freedom of belief)April 10, 2013
Charles v. City of New York (Challenging unlawful arrest of NYC resident for filming stop-and-frisk encounter)January 3, 2013
People v. Harris (Challenging court order requiting Twitter to disclose information on an individual's use of the site)October 25, 2012
- April 18, 2012
Legislative Memo: Executive Chamber’s Proposed FY20 Good Government & Ethics Reform Article VII LegislationMarch 4, 2019
Legislative Memo: Opposing Senate legislation regarding bias-based offenses and politically motivated boycottsMarch 8, 2017
- April 5, 2016