ORIGINAL: Dave E
ORIGINAL: Dave E
Wow. If half of what he says about Priefer is true -- and I don't know what incentive Kluwe would have to lie -- he should be fired immediately. Whatever your view of the legality of gay marriage is, that is unacceptable behavior from a manager at any level at any job (and could subject a company to liability as well). Crazy.
Frankly, I think Spielman might have cut Kluwe from the team regardless, but that's another matter.
I've heard too many people with similar views as Priefer's (if true) to doubt it much at all.
Where I live ... the dipstick would get elected to ANY office or job, IN A LANDSLIDE ... because of his bigoted opinion. And they'd cloak his bigotry with some usual "he speaks his mind" drivel.
FIRST AMENDMENT, I CAN SAY WHAT I WANT!!!
Yes, you do have the right to make a jackass of yourself. You do not have the right to not get called out for being a giant jackass, however. Amazing how many people don't get that concept after they say something idiotic and are called to the carpet for it.
You, as a lawyer, know this, but the First Amendment protects the rights to people to say what they want (there are limitations to this but still) and NOT FEAR PERSECUTION or PROSECUTION FOR IT FROM THE GOVERNMENT.
It does not protect anyone from saying what they believe and then getting criticized hard by another group for saying it.
It does not protect someone from being fired for saying what they believe. BUSINESSES don't violate your first amendment rights, because the amendment wasn't meant to protect you from the business. It's meant to protect you from the government.
Amen, I thought the same thing with the whole Duck Dynasty fiasco. Dude had a right to say what he did, but A&E had a right not to like it and remove him from the show. Unfortunately, enough people like the show and made a stink about, so A&E caved in.