Liberty versus liberty: religious freedom bills trouble gay rights supporters

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February 25th, 2014

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As Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer weighs a decision whether to sign a bill strengthening the state’s religious liberty protections for individuals and businesses, her state is one of several wrestling with a balance between religious liberty and anti-discrimination laws…

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“If the state or federal government decides this discrimination is not constitutional, the issue of conscience is not going to carry the day. That’s what all religious liberty law (cases) at the Supreme Court level (are) all about: balancing the rights of the individual versus the state.”

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