Supreme Court: U.S. can’t require opposition to prostitution as condition of federal funding

AP: High Court Strikes Down Anti-prostitution Pledge

SCOTUS Live Blog reports: “The Court holds that the policy violates the First Amendment by compelling affirmation of a belief outside the scope of the program.” | Opinion: Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International, Inc.

SCOTUS Blog Case Information Page – Issue: Whether the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003, 22 U.S.C. § 7631(f), which requires an organization to have a policy explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking in order to receive federal funding to provide HIV and AIDS programs overseas, violates the First Amendment. (Kagan, J., recused.)