Actors Guild Fights to Make Outing Entertainers’ Ages a Crime

Can California ban people from publishing the ages of Hollywood stars? A federal court is currently considering whether the state can stop the practice without running afoul of the First Amendment. At issue is a 2016 law ( Assembly Bill 1687 ) ostensibly designed “to ensure that information obtained on an Internet Web site regarding an individual’s age will not be used in furtherance of employment or age discrimination.” But rather than address age discrimination per se, the law simply bans certain types of websites from publishing accurate age information about certain classes of entertainment workers.

Source: Actors Guild Fights to Make Outing Entertainers’ Ages a Crime

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