Gay Rights vs. Religious Liberty?: The Unnecessary Conflict


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Oxford University Press, USA
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5.6 X 8.3 X 0.6 inches | 0.83 pounds

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About the Author

Andrew Koppelman is John Paul Stevens Professor of Law, Professor (by courtesy) of Political Science, and Philosophy Department Affiliated Faculty at Northwestern University, where he received the 2015 Walder Award for Research Excellence. His scholarship, which received the Hart-Dworkin award in legal philosophy from the Association of American Law Schools and the Edward S. Corwin Prize from the American Political Science Association, focuses on issues at the intersection of law and political philosophy. He has written six books, most recently The Tough Luck Constitution and the Assault on Health Care Reform (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Defending American Religious Neutrality (Harvard University Press, 2013), and more than 100 papers. He is an occasional contributor to the Balkinization blog.


"Andrew Koppelman is an essential voice for common sense and compromise in the bitter--and at this point, mostly unnecessary--fight between religious conservatives and the LGBT community. Both sides are here to stay, and they have to live with each other. Koppelman points the way and offers one possible solution." -- Douglas Laycock, Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia Law School and author of Religious Liberty, Volumes I-V

"Like everything Andrew Koppelman writes, Gay Rights vs. Religious Liberty? instructs, provokes, and scintillates. Koppelman packs his book with ideas and arguments that are like no one else's. He also happens to be right: a train wreck between gay rights and religious liberty is avoidable--if we act wisely and soon." -- Jonathan Rauch, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and author of Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America