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Moral Conflict And Liberty: Gay Rights And Religion, Chai R. Feldblum Jan 2006

Moral Conflict And Liberty: Gay Rights And Religion, Chai R. Feldblum

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My goal in this piece is to surface some of the commonalities between religious belief liberty and sexual orientation identity liberty and to offer some public policy suggestions for what to do when these liberties conflict. I first want to make transparent the conflict that I believe exists between laws intended to protect the liberty of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ("LGBT") people so that they may live lives of dignity and integrity and the religious beliefs of some individuals whose conduct is regulated by such laws. I believe those who advocate for LGBT equality have downplayed the impact of ...