Incompatible Freedoms?

Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty
Emerging Conflicts
Edited by Doug Laycock, Anthony Picarello Jr., and Robin Fretwell Wilson
Rowman & Littlefield, $34.95, 320 pp.

Reasonable people can disagree about the merits of same-sex marriage. Reasonable people should recognize, though, that the adoption of same-sex marriage will bring a wave of religious-liberty disputes. That is not necessarily a compelling reason to oppose same-sex marriage, but it is a reason to pay more attention to the religious-liberty implications of the emerging legal order.

Few same-sex-marriage advocates favor a diminishment of...

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About the Author

Robert K. Vischer, a frequent contributor, is professor of law at the University of St. Thomas and the author of Conscience and the Common Good: Reclaiming the Space Between Person and State (Cambridge University Press).