Indiana Atheists Win Lawsuit Over Bus Ads
from Friendly Atheist by Hemant Mehta
Some good news from the Indiana Atheist Bus Campaign!
A couple months ago, atheists paid to have this ad put on buses in Bloomington, Indiana:
After paying for it, Transpo (the bus company) decided the ad was “too controversial” and never placed the ad on buses. A lawsuit was filed.
Today, the atheists have prevailed!
The members of the campaign are pleased to announce that we have reached a settlement with Bloomington Transit regarding our lawsuit. A preliminary injunction hearing was scheduled in the United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana, but Bloomington Transit capitulated in the days leading up to the injunction hearing.
The terms of the settlement are that BT will accept our ad, which features the slogan ‘You Can Be Good Without God’ for posting on as many buses and for as long of a time as we like, for the standard ad rate. They will also be reimbursing the ACLU of Indiana for a significant portion of their legal expenses.
That is wonderful news, a precedent judges can look to in case this happens again elsewhere, and a victory for free speech advocates everywhere