Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Religious Freedom Laws and Gay Rights

Indiana recently passed a law that ostensibly promotes religious freedom but arguably also promotes the right of businesses to discriminate against gays.  Arkansas has followed suit with a legislative bill that does something similar.  

For discussion by the NYT, see here.  

And for a conservative defense of the Indiana law--which is interestingly couched in the technical formalities of law, rather than the cultural ideology of heterosexuality (a tacit homage to liberalism?)--check out the arguments in the National Review.  

And, for a typically droll commentary by Andy Borowitz at the New Yorker, check out this spoof (it's quite absent any snark and it's a telling commentary about the ubiquity these days of straight people having friends, colleagues, and, indeed, family members, who are gay).  

 

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/2015/04/religious-freedom-laws-and-gay-rights-.html

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