On February 7th, the Washington Post in its "Acts of Faith" newsletter published a story analyzing the intersection - or lack thereof - between religious rights and LGBT rights, with input from Illinois Law professor Robin Wilson.
As both sides search for a middle ground, some are pointing to past legislation passed in states such as Utah and North Carolina that they say may serve as a potential framework for compromise.
The North Carolina law allows magistrates to opt out of performing any marriages based on "sincerely held religious objection" but also requires other magistrates to be on hand to handle same-sex wedding licenses.
The "Utah compromise" as it became known "banned employers and landlords from discriminating against people on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and also protected employees from being fired for talking about religious or moral beliefs."
Wilson, who worked on the Utah legislation, says that no new state anti-discrimination laws have been passed since then, and experts are concerned that the country may be at a stalemate on these issues.
Read the full story at washingtonpost.com.