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America’s Future Files Amicus Brief with the SCOTUS in a Religious Counseling Censorship Case

Florida – April 28, 2023 – America’s Future, Inc., a national leader in the fight to preserve individual rights, promote American values and traditions, and protect the nation’s Constitutional Republic, announced that it submitted an Amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on April 27, 2023, in Tingley v Ferguson, Attorney General for the state of Washington, et al., Dkt. No. 22-942, a case involving the First Amendment right to freely speak and freely exercise one’s religion.

The brief supports the petitioner, Mr. Brian Tingley, a licensed marriage and family counselor in the State of Washington, and his First Amendment rights of free speech and free exercise of his religion. The case centers on a Washington state statute prohibiting any discussions that  might “encourage a ‘change [of] an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity’ while allowing conversations that ‘support … identity exploration’ and ‘do not seek to change sexual orientation or gender identity’.”

“At the heart of this case is our foundational First Amendment protections of both free speech and free exercise of religion,” said Mary O’Neill, Executive Director of America’s Future. “Both are firmly established and deeply rooted in our history and traditions. We pray that the SCOTUS respects our God-given rights and thereby rules as it should as a champion for American citizens’ individual rights.”

To read more details about this filing, along with several other briefs filed by America’s Future, please visit our Law & Policy page.