The term "free speech" was thrown around a lot in the whole Chick-fil-A uproar.
For those of you who missed it: Company CEO Dan Cathy, in an interview, expressed opposition to same-sex marriage. That annoyed those who favor same-sex marriage and they began talking about a boycott. That, in turn, annoyed those who supported Cathy and they declared Wednesday Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, which resulted in large crowds showing their support at the company's stores.
In the midst of all this, there was some throat clearing and harrumphing about free speech and people -- basically whoever the speaker didn't agree with -- trying to trample the other side's right to free speech.