In Religious Freedom Debate, Two American Values Clash

NPR’s Tom Gjelten reports, “The collision of two core American values — freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination — is prompting a showdown in legislatures and courts across the country.” Religious conservatives argue that religious freedom gives them a right to act against same-sex marriage, while LGBTQ advocates argue that they have a right not to be discriminated against. Law Professor John Inazu, who is on the faculty at the Danforth Center on Religion & Politics, which publishes this journal, told Gjelten: “It’s hard to see in some of these cases how there would be an outcome that is amenable to everyone, and so I think we’re seeing these cases with us for a long time.”


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