Hate speech is protected under the first amendment.
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I don't know where Pro has been but someone has to break the silence. Hate Speech is not technically illegal in the US but it's not protected by the first amendment and you can be punished by law if it is severe enough and deemed a hate crime.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The first amendment supposedly protects free speech, but it does not do so perhaps as well as it was intended originally.On top of the possibility that you can be charged with hate crimes for harassing people with hate speech, especially if you couple hate speech with actions taken to harm or demean them, you can also be censored in public and online according to the policy of the business who's property you're on. in places like grocery stores and on sites like twitter and facebook etc. you do not have free speech, rendering the first amendment almost useless because it's really up to corporate policy in most cases.