Kissel to Georgetown: Honor Commitment to Free Speech

By May 17, 2012

FIRE Vice President of Programs Adam Kissel comments on a commencement controversy at Georgetown University in The Huffington Post today, arguing that the university should honor its commitment to free speech. Adam contrasts Georgetown’s laudable decision to stick by its promises of free expression in allowing Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to speak at commencement with the university’s past failure to provide equal treatment to pro-choice student group H*yas for Choice. As Adam notes, Georgetown’s guarantee of freedom of expression cannot be selectively applied.

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