Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1975006
 


 



Clarion Call or False Alarm: Why Proposed Exemptions to Equal Marriage Statutes Return Us to a Religious Understanding of the Public Marketplace


Taylor Flynn


Western New England University School of Law

December 21, 2011

Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy, Vol. 5, p. 236, 2010

Abstract:     
This Article discusses the problematic issues arising from proposed religious exemptions to equal marriage statutes. In the Author's view these exemptions would create the societal framework in which lesbians, bisexuals, and gay men can be refused service in virtually all aspects of life, whether fundamental or mundane — from healthcare to housing, from employment to flower-buying. This would all be accomplished with the express permission of the state. The Author believes that these proposals could permit widespread discrimination on a multitude of protected bases. The proposals appear to have been crafted to seize on cultural and religious anxiety and fears concerning same-sex marriage. If applied, the likely result would be to effectively eviscerate the hard won sexual orientation protections in place.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 24

Keywords: equal marriage statutes, religious exemption, equal rights, gay rights, same-sex marriage, civil rights and discrimination

Accepted Paper Series


Download This Paper

Date posted: December 22, 2011  

Suggested Citation

Flynn, Taylor, Clarion Call or False Alarm: Why Proposed Exemptions to Equal Marriage Statutes Return Us to a Religious Understanding of the Public Marketplace (December 21, 2011). Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy, Vol. 5, p. 236, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1975006

Contact Information

Taylor Flynn (Contact Author)
Western New England University School of Law ( email )
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
United States

Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 161
Downloads: 10

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo5 in 0.594 seconds