June 9 in freethought history…

June 9, 1995 Center for Inquiry Libraries, “a consortium of four libraries” housing works on philosophy, skepticism, freethought, humanism, the paranormal, and the occult opens in Amherst, NY.

June 9, 2011 – Steven G. Gey, scholar of constitutional law and specialist on issues of religious liberty and free speech, dies aged 55. Gey (pronounced “guy”) helped litigate Edwards v. Aguillard, the 1986/87 case in which the Supreme Court ruled the teaching of creationism in public schools is unconstitutional.

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