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Misunderstanding Equality
Religious liberty as a human-rights violation?

Nadia Eweida won a religious freedom case against British Airways on January 15, 2013.

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LOPEZ: What is the lesson for America?

COLEMAN: Most of the cases in the U.K. emanate from a misunderstanding of true equality and diversity, and the raft of equalities legislation passed over the last ten years has simply provided the legal mechanism to marginalize those who hold “politically incorrect” beliefs on issues such as marriage and sexual morality. If America passes legislation such as the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), it can expect to see a large increase in litigation similar to the cases being seen in Europe. The message to America would therefore be: “Look what’s happening in Europe when it comes to equalities legislation, some are more equal than others.”

Kathryn Jean Lopez is editor-at-large of National Review Online.



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