Gay police officer loses right to make First Amendment case after he was hounded out of the department

A gay police officer who alleged that St. Cloud Police Department refused to allow him his First Amendment rights to work in the Twin Cities Pride Festival even if he used his vacation time lost a bid in federal court on the First Amendment claim.

The court did say there was sufficient evidence to pursue an equal protection claim. -db

From the First Amendment Center, January 30, 2012, by David L. Hudson Jr.

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