Dressmakers, Bakers, and the Equality of Rights

Michael W. McConnell, Dressmakers, Bakers, and the Equality of Rights, to be published in Religious Freedom, LGBT Rights, and the Prospects for Common Ground (William N. Eskridge, Jr. and Robin Fretwell Wilson, eds. 2018).

Stanford Public Law Working Paper

10 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2018  

Michael W. McConnell

Stanford Law School

Date Written: February 22, 2018

Abstract

Using recent examples involving dressmakers refusing to create designs for the First Lady at the Trump inauguration, this paper explains why Masterpiece Cakeshop should be decided in favor the baker who refuses to create a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding ceremony, and why this should be understanding as an equality of rights, rather than prioritizing free speech over nondiscrimination.

Suggested Citation

McConnell, Michael W., Dressmakers, Bakers, and the Equality of Rights (February 22, 2018). Michael W. McConnell, Dressmakers, Bakers, and the Equality of Rights, to be published in Religious Freedom, LGBT Rights, and the Prospects for Common Ground (William N. Eskridge, Jr. and Robin Fretwell Wilson, eds. 2018).; Stanford Public Law Working Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3128373

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