How the University of St. Thomas protected academic freedom over same-sex marriage

It protected its punter.

University of St. Thomas tenured law professor Mark Osler writes in the Star Tribune how his experience speaking out in favor of same-sex marriage differed from (recently fired) Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe’s:

“He may be out of a job at age 31, at the height of his abilities. My employer, meanwhile, made no mention at any point of my “outspokenness,” despite the problems it might cause the institution. That’s a pretty impressive shade of purple.”

Read his full commentary here.