Monday, May 4, 2009

Law professor Robin Wilson on exemption for religious liberty in marriage equality laws

05/02/09 LA Times:

Robin Wilson is a law professor at Washington and Lee University who helped design Connecticut's recently enacted, same-sex marriage law. She is also editor of Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty: Emerging Conflicts. In this opinion article, Wilson would extend religious liberty protection to individuals in states where same-sex couples can marry, as well as in states considering marriage-equality legislation. It is not enough to exempt religious organizations from public accommodation laws that ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. "Wedding advisors, photographers, bakers, caterers and other service providers," she says, "who prefer to step aside from same-sex ceremonies for religious reasons also need explicit protection."

Source of article reference: Gay Opinion Blog

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