Law Profs Urge Obama to Hold Line on Anti-Gay Bias

, The National Law Journal


Fifty-four law professors have written a letter urging President Obama not to include a religious exemption in his promised executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation.

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  • PGJ

    Hobby Lobby opens up another can of worms regarding individuals with a disability. Housing law creates a religious exemption that I have seen used to discriminate against the mentally ill and others as bigotry and intolerance have used claims of religious freedom and beliefs to refuse housing and block the building of facilities. Up until now they have rarely been successful but now? Religious freedom is about freedom to practice your religion but where does that freedom end?

    Hobby Lobby has the potential to have the law in this country tip over a very dangerous slippery slope - ironically the very bottom of that hill was why the Mayflower made its voyage.

    Kudos to the law professors that signed that letter.

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