"In the culture war between religious and LGBTQ people, we don’t often ask, 'How can all people be treated with dignity, no matter the God we worship or the person we love?' Instead, we litigate against one another.
"This must stop.
"We need legislation instead of litigation that will provide protections for the LGBTQ community but not at the expense of persons of faith.
"Congress can broker agreements, while courts only render decisions for the parties, often on exceedingly narrow grounds. For example, Masterpiece Cakeshop was not a clear win for anyone, even Jack Phillips, who still cannot bake a wedding cake without legal risk.
"Our choice is simple: we can continue to litigate endless clashes, or we can write a new script for peacefully coexisting. If we take this path, both Phillips and the couple celebrating their marriage would be treated with dignity."
In an op-ed published by Real Clear Religion, Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson touts the benefits of Fairness for All legislation.
Read the full op-ed.
Note: The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Illinois College of Law.