As Votes Are Counted, the Supreme Court Considers Green-Lighting Discrimination

Under the guise of "religious freedom," does the Constitution mandate government discrimination?

A policeman stands on the steps as supporters and opponents of Judge Amy Coney Barrett gather outside of the Supreme Court on October 26, 2020. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Today, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia—a key case in the conservative strategy to dismantle laws that protect LGBTQ people. At the core of the case is a chilling question: Under the guise of “religious freedom,” does the Constitution mandate government discrimination? On this episode of Boom! Lawyered, Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo break down the arguments and what they portend for the future of LGBTQ rights in the United States.

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