Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Important New Book on the Threat to Religious Freedom Posed by Same-Sex Marriage

Rowman and Littlefield has published Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty: Emerging Conflicts, edited by Professor Douglas Laycock, Anthony Picarello, and Robin Fretwell Wilson. With an introduction by Picarello (General Counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops) and an an afterward by Laycock (Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School), the book contains six essays on the subject.

The book arises out of a conference organized by the Becket Fund in 2005. Chapter authors include Marc Stern of the American Jewish Congress, Professor Jonathan Turley of the George Washington University Law School, and Professor Chai Feldblum of Georgetown.

Much of the CLS Center's advocacy is predicated on our view that the "homosexual rights" movement poses the greatest current threat to religious freedom in the United States. This volume should help to illuminate the contours of the threat.