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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Kim Davis Debacle & the Limits of Religious Liberty

Prof. David Herzig (VALPO Law) in Huffington Post addresses the issue of "Can an individual refuse to obey a law if it conflicts with their personal interpretation of a religion?"

Recently, a county clerk in Kentucky, Kim Davis, claimed that her "conscience will not allow" her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because "God's moral law convicts me and conflicts with my duties." In late August, a Calgary a bus driver named Jesse Rau refused to drive the Calgary Transit's rainbow bus. Both individuals raised religious objections.

These are interesting normative positions. Can an individual refuse to obey a law if it conflicts with their personal interpretation of a religion? Does it matter if the individual is an elected official or a private citizen?

Read Prof. David Herzig's full article at Huffington Post

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/intfinlaw/2015/09/the-kim-davis-debacle-the-limits-of-religious-liberty.html

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