Earlier this week, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious liberty in Fulton v. Philadelphia. The Catholic adoption agency in the case claimed that the free exercise clause in the First Amendment gave them the right to opt out of the nondiscrimination requirement of the city, and the Court agreed, reversing two lower court rulings.
Speaking to the Washington Post about the decision, Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson said the effect of the ruling could make it more likely government agencies will become less flexible and exclude any exceptions to laws.
“If you have an individualized process and you’re not willing to extend it to religious believers, then you’ll take the individualized process out,” Wilson said. “You won’t include it for anybody.”
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