We’ve Already Balanced Equal Protection and Religious Freedom

It’s a bit frustrating that anyone feels like we’re in uncharted territory, or like we have some tough task ahead to balance religious freedom with equal protection rights for LGBT people. While there are some distinctions between the gay rights movement and the racial civil rights movement, those are, for the purposes of equal protection, distinctions without a difference. They don’t need to complicate our legal framework or the balance we’ve struck in the past between religious freedom and equal protection. As it relates to racial equal protection, the compromise…

Responding to Questions About Gay Marriage Advocates Coming Out Of The Closet

My piece on gay marriage advocates outing the nature of gay relationships brought quite a reaction. However, I think the reflexive defensiveness missed the main points of the article. The responses to the article can be summed up in the following points: – This is a lie pushed by religious fanatic bigots! – Maybe it’s true, but who cares? Straight partners cheat too. – Maybe it’s true, but who cares? How do open marriages subvert marriage? This first response completely ignores what was actually written. This isn’t some fanatic, hater,…