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Religious freedom and anti-discrimination in Europe and the us: generally applicable laws and possible exceptions

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The American legal scholar Douglas Laycock argues that the same-sex marriage debate has been an instance of the “Puritan mistake” (Laycock 2008). According to Laycock, the Puritans came to the United States to gain religious freedom, but once they had a theocracy in Massachusetts that was enough liberty for them: people of other Christian denominations and other faiths could go elsewhere if they wanted to be free. His example shows the difficulty in maintainin...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1057/9781137501950_3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Nuffield
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Pages:
68-79
Series:
The Social Equality of Religion or Belief
Publication date:
2016
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Pubs id:
pubs:668010
URN:
uri:a0253a24-ca1e-4821-9044-194adb516978
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uuid:a0253a24-ca1e-4821-9044-194adb516978
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pubs:668010
ISBN-10:
1137501944
ISBN-13:
9781349699339
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