TAKING AWAY LIBERTIES: Pennsylvania Newspaper Says It Will Limit Op-Eds Against Same-Sex Marriage

kelly_perkins_062615Now our freedom of speech is being infringed upon. This newspaper didn’t want to print any op-eds opposing same-sex marriage at first.

A Pennsylvania newspaper is facing a firestorm of criticism after the editorial board said it would “very strictly limit” op-eds and letters against same-sex marriage on the heels of Friday’s historic Supreme Court ruling.

PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg has issued a string of statements on its opinion page policies since the decision, which legalized gay marriage nationwide.

Initially, Editorial Page Editor John Micek tweeted that the newspaper would “no longer accept” or print op-eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage.

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He then tweeted:


The editorial board has since dialed back, in the face of apparent criticism from their readers.

A newspaper editorial published online was updated Friday afternoon to clarify the board’s op-ed policy. In the editorial, which cheered the decision and said majority opinion author Justice Anthony Kennedy “nailed it,” the board issued the following statement:

“As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will very strictly limit op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage.

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