Freedom's Edge: Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom, and the Future of America
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Freedom's Edge: Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom, and the Future of America
Frank Ravitch
Cambridge University Press Academic 2016

Freedom's Edge takes the reader directly into the heart of the debate over the relationship between religious freedom and LGBT and reproductive rights. The book explains these complex areas of law, and what is at stake in the battle to protect each of these rights. The book argues that religious freedom and sexual freedom share some common elements and that in most contexts it is possible to protect both. Freedom's Edge explains why this is so, and provides a roadmap for finding common ground and maximizing freedoms on both sides. The book will enable anyone with an interest in these issues to understand what the law actually teaches us about religious freedom, sexual freedom, and how they interact. This is important because what is often argued by partisans on both sides distorts the legal and cultural stakes, and diminishes the possibility of compromise.

  • Explains the complex law relating to religious freedom and sexual freedom in a way that is accessible to non-lawyers, so that a wide-ranging audience will be able to understand the book
  • By arguing for finding common ground and maximizing freedom on both sides, the book gives arguments and a voice to the vast number of people who support both freedoms
  • Proposes concrete solutions to issues where religious freedom and sexual freedom conflict with each other