Can Religious Freedom and LGBT Rights Co-Exist?
Apr 25, 2016
In recent months, many states have tried to pass so-called religious-liberty bills that allow individuals not to be involved in gay wedding ceremonies and, in some cases, prohibit public-accommodations protections for transgender people. This new wave of bills—seen recently in North Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi—is part of a backlash to the legalization of gay marriage and the increasing acceptance of LGBT people in American culture. The Atlantic’s Emma Green looks at the provisions in these laws.
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Authors: Emma Green, Daniel Lombroso
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