Can a Christian law school uphold marriage in its student and faculty policies? A recent reference to Regent Law founds its way into this article with the Washington Post by David Bernstein.
Remember when the Solicitor General of the United States suggested that the federal government might be obliged to take away theologically conservative religious institutions' tax exemption? Evangelical voters did.
“The idea that Regent University or Brigham Young University or the local Catholic university or the many hundreds of other religious schools —and potentially other religious organizations — could be put at a severe competitive disadvantage if they refused on theological grounds to extend the same recognition to same-sex couples as to opposite-sex couples struck many as a direct and serious assault on religious liberty.
In short, many religious Christians of a traditionalist bent believed that liberals not only reduce their deeply held beliefs to bigotry, but want to run them out of their jobs, close down their stores and undermine their institutions. When I first posted about this on Facebook, I wrote that I hope liberals really enjoyed running Brendan Eich out of his job and closing down the Sweet Cakes bakery, because it cost them the Supreme Court. I’ll add now that I hope Verrilli enjoyed putting the fear of government into the God-fearing because it cost his party the election.”
For the latest on how the marriage decision has affected families and family law see Lynne Marie Kohm and Sandra Alcaide, Obergefell: A Game-Changer for Women, 14 Ave Maria L. Rev. 101 (2016).