US justices strike down law forcing Aids groups to adopt anti-prostitution policy

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The United States Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law requiring non-profit organisations to adopt an anti-prostitution policy in order to obtain federal funding for HIV/Aids programmes abroad.

On a 6-2 vote, with Justice Elena Kagan recused, the court said the law violates the First Amendment free speech rights of non-governmental organisations that work on HIV/Aids prevention.