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'Now Its My Rights Versus Yours': Equality in Tension with Religious Freedoms

26 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2017  

Jena McGill

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Date Written: August 22, 2017

Abstract

This article focuses on cases involving the equality rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and queer people in tension with the religious freedoms of faith-based communities that denounce gay, lesbian, bisexual, and queer identities and same-sex intimacy. Part II focuses on the idea of rights in tension and considers the jurisprudence of competing rights, as well as the existing legal framework for reconciling conflicting Charter rights. Part III considers four appellate level religion-equality cases from the past 15 years. Part IV discusses the conflict of rights in these cases and their future implications.

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McGill, Jena, 'Now Its My Rights Versus Yours': Equality in Tension with Religious Freedoms (August 22, 2017). Alberta Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 3, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3024124

Jena McGill (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

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