Now I think the Agency’s theory, presented in its capacity as essentially as the civil case equivalent of a prosecutor, is outrageous: People have a First Amendment right to publicize the complaints against them, including the names of the complainants, notwithstanding the possible bad publicity for the complainants (just as complainants have to be free to publicize the names of the people they are complaining about). And while it’s possible that rules requiring the redaction of the complainants’ home addresses might be constitutional (but see p. 1115 of this article), I know of no such requirement under Oregon law.Essentially, the leftist media is now claiming that speaking to the media about this complaint is the reason they were fined so heavily. How much expectation of privacy do you have when you file a public complaint? This is becoming like Kafka's The Trial.
But, in any event, the Commissioner didn’t buy the Agency’s theory, unless there’s something about the decision that I’m missing.
It is crap like this that is the reason I say, "Homosexuality. Freedom. Pick one."