While LGBT activists naturally demanded that the school board reprimand Knox for her Facebook posts, even representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union publicly defended Knox's right to freedom of speech.
"Although we do not agree with the sentiments expressed on Ms. Knox's personal Facebook page, her comments are protected by the First Amendment," Ed Barocas, the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, told NJ.com in 2011. "The ACLU believes that the response to offensive speech is not the restriction of speech, but more speech."
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