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Revisiting Masterpiece Cakeshop - Free Speech And The First Amendment: Can Political Correctness Be Compelled, Terri R. Day Sep 2019

Revisiting Masterpiece Cakeshop - Free Speech And The First Amendment: Can Political Correctness Be Compelled, Terri R. Day

Hofstra Law Review

This Article questions whether religious objectors, who refuse to provide their services in facilitating a same-sex marriage, are discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or refusing to adopt a politically correct, albeit legal, view of marriage. If the latter, then, compelling political correctness can have a boomerang effect, creating more LGBTQ discrimination. Given this administration's strong support for religious freedom and two new conservative justices on the Supreme Court, a legislative religious exemption in public accommodation laws may be safer for LGBTQ rights than risking a Supreme Court ruling constitutionally enshrining a religious right to discriminate.

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