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ACLU sends letter to North Myrtle Beach over new ‘vulgar’ music ordinance – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-10-08 16:19:03 –

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (WBTW) —The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has sent a new city letter to North Myrtle Beach. “Vulgar” Music Ordinance, The ordinance says it violates the First Amendment.

A letter dated October 7 called on Mayor Marilyn Hatley and the city council to abolish amendments that limit how vulgar music can be played within the city limits. The letter states that the ordinance is a law based on unconstitutional content and “criminals the vast scope of protected speech.”

This letter cites various Supreme Court rulings on vulgar content.

The letter also argues that defining “blasphemy” as “crude, dirty, dirty, dirty, or obscene” is too vague and subjective, and without a definition leads to discriminatory enforcement. ..

The ACLU also said in a letter that even if the city could limit blasphemous expressions, the decibel limit would be too unreasonable compared to whispering and buzzing.

The ACLU said it would be in the city’s best interests to remove the ordinance, as the city is in proceedings and costs a lot to the city.

“We received it, and everyone has the right to accept their opinion,” spokesman Pat Dowling said in response to News 13’s request for comment.

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