What's Wrong with Homophobic Bakeries? A Critical Discussion of Discrimination and its Interaction with Political Freedoms and Religious Conscience, Drawing on the Asher's Bakery Case in Northern Ireland and Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen's Theory of Discrimination

The Asher's Bakery case raises questions around discrimination against political causes and freedom of religious conscience. Using the Asher's case, this essay builds on Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen's work to develop a theory of discrimination which accounts for discrimination of politica...

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Published in:Ethical theory and moral practice
Main Author: Lawrence, David 1956-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Springer Science + Business Media B. V [2019]
In:Ethical theory and moral practice
Year: 2019, Volume: 22, Issue: 1, Pages: 61-76
Further subjects:B Law
B freedom of expression
B Political Theory
B Legal rights
B Jurisprudence
B Freedom
B Equality studies
B Ethics
B Asher's bakery
B Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen
B Equalities
B Gay rights
B Religious Freedom
B Equality
B freedom of conscience
B Freedom of speech
B Liberalism
B Liberal rights
B Liberal
B Christianity
B Discrimination law
B Northern Ireland
B LGBT
B Discrimination
B Politics
B Equal Rights
B Philosophy
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Summary:The Asher's Bakery case raises questions around discrimination against political causes and freedom of religious conscience. Using the Asher's case, this essay builds on Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen's work to develop a theory of discrimination which accounts for discrimination of political causes. The essay explores the normative implications of this account including the rights members of salient political causes, and discusses various objections; in particular, how discrimination claims should be balanced against freedom of religious conscience in a liberal society and how religion's 'specialness' can be defended. By offering a critique of the Asher's case, the essay aims to provide a framework for dealing with similar cases where claims of discrimination from political groups meet claims of religious discrimination.
ISSN:1572-8447
Contains:Enthalten in: Ethical theory and moral practice
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/s10677-019-09976-8