Utah Cop Speaks

by Maggie Gallagher

He says he was willing to serve at the Gay Pride parade but didn’t want to ride in front of the parade as he feared it might be interpreted as being a participant.

They could have cut the guy a break, instead of throwing the book, but the main point still stands: There’s no right not to serve at parades or political gatherings you disagree with.

UPDATEThe Utah cop who was disciplined, his police department claims, for refusing to protect a gay pride parade has resigned, and hired a lawyer. See my Corner post here.


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