Friday, August 3, 2012 at 12:00 am (Updated: August 3, 12:00 am)
By GENE POLINSKI
First Amendment Center
You and I are free to agree or disagree openly with the president of the Chick-fil-A fast-food chain over his public statements against gay marriage. The First Amendment protects his and our right to express our views.
But when government officials take sides, they walk a much finer line between protected expression of personal views and the implication — if not open threat — of government punishment for free speech.
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