Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson was quoted in a January 22nd story in the New York Times. In recent months, legislative support for divisive social issues (such as transgender bathroom access and religious freedom measures) has begun to wane, particularly in the South. Members of both parties suspect this shift is due to a combination of "fear, fatigue, and legislative mathematics."
"I think people are tempering, and I think they’re thinking harder about what can be achieved, what needs to be achieved," said Robin Fretwell Wilson, a law professor at the University of Illinois who has written extensively about the intersection of gay rights and religious freedom. "There’s been a slow IV drip of common sense to legislators, and you have lots and lots of people speaking to them and saying, 'It’s not viable to do an extreme thing.'"
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