In New Mexico, a judge rejected a mans wish by denying him his desired name.
Granted, he wanted to be called "Fuck Censorship", but was not allowed to do so, as the judge was of the opinion that such a name change was "obscene, offensive and would not comport with common decency."
Sure, this name is...well, stupid, but I think this case here is interesting when reffering to freedoms in the USA. I am one who thinks that many laws in the U.S that "protect your freedom", end up reducing them.
Sure, some people MAY find this name offensive, but I still think that it shows that freedom of speech in the US, is not always allowed.
Now living in Europe, for the time being, if such a person would choose to name themselves something like this, they would simply be ignored.
I think that people get offended way too easily in the US, compared to some other countries.
Of course, this not to say that there are many countries which are even MORE sensitive than the states when it comes to "offending other people".
Anyway, those are my thought on this issue, the actual link is here:
One interesting thing to note in this article is that the pole given shows 88% of the people agree with the judge. Way too much IMO.
What do you think about this issue?