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Government appeals ruling on FCC indecency rule

Government appeals court’s ruling against Federal Communications Commission indecency rule Federal regulators are appealing a recent court decision that struck down a 2004 government policy that says broadcasters can be fined for allowing even a single curse word to be uttered on live television. A three-judge panel of the 2nd…

FCC indecency rules on fleeting f-bombs struck down

NY federal appeals court finds FCC’s fleeting expletive policy unconstitutionally vague A US appeals court Tuesday struck down a policy aimed at preventing “indecency” in US broadcasting as a violation of free speech protections, slamming the regulations for their “chilling effect.” The court said the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policy…

Malawi arrests newly-wed gays for ‘gross indecency’

BLANTYRE — A gay couple was jailed for “gross indecency” in Malawi after the country’s first same-sex public wedding ceremony over the weekend, as several African states were clamping down on homosexuality. A police spokesman told AFP that Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, the first Malawian gays to publicly wed…

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