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Up Against the Property Logic of Equality Law: Conservative Christian Accommodation Claims and Gay Rights

Cooper, Davina, Herman, Didi (2013) Up Against the Property Logic of Equality Law: Conservative Christian Accommodation Claims and Gay Rights. Feminist Legal Studies, 21 (1). pp. 61-80. ISSN 1572-8455. (doi:10.1007/s10691-013-9230-4) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:40175)

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Abstract

This paper explores conservative Christian demands that religious-based objections to providing services to lesbians and gay men should be accommodated by employers and public bodies. Focusing on a series of court judgments, alongside commentators’ critical accounts, the paper explores the dominant interpretation of the conflict as one involving two groups with deeply held, competing interests, and suggests this interpretation can be understood through a social property framework. The paper explores how religious beliefs and sexual orientation are attachments whose power has been unsettled by equality law. But entangled with this property is another—that held in workers’ labour and public bodies’ resources. Arguing against the drive to balance competing interests, the paper uses social property to illuminate the agonistic character of the stakes. At the same time, it questions property as a normative framework for sexual orientation and religious beliefs.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10691-013-9230-4
Additional information: questionable eprint id: 60000.
Uncontrolled keywords: Religion, Belonging, Christianity, Sexuality, Gay, Social property, Equality, Antidiscrimination, Accommodation.
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:52 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40175 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Herman, Didi: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5691-5793
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