Bakers, florists, and other wedding-service providers sometimes balk at anti-discrimination law, citing the importance of “freedom.” John Corvino explains how such laws protect access and promote inclusion.
Category: Debating Religious Liberty & Discrimination
In this video series John Corvino draws on his new book Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination (with counterpoint by Ryan T. Anderson and Sherif Girgis) to address the hard questions that arise when exercises of religious liberty seem to discriminate unjustly.
John Corvino explains why “Bathroom Bills,” which require people to use the restroom corresponding with the sex on their birth-certificate, are short-sighted, counterproductive, and harmful.
Respecting Integrity & Conscience
John Corvino explains that respecting people’s convictions doesn’t require sanctioning their discriminatory behavior.
What’s Wrong with Wedding Discrimination?
Some people claim that bakers, florists, and even public officials who refuse to serve same-sex weddings are not really discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. But they are, and John Corvino explains why.
The Fuss about RFRA
Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, or RFRAs, can protect religious liberty, but they can also license religious privilege and discrimination. John Corvino explains the problem.
FADA & the Puritan Mistake
John Corvino explains why First Amendment Defense Acts, or FADAs, betray not only the spirit of the First Amendment but also the United States’ rich legacy of religious liberty.