Issue: (1) Whether the Free Exercise Clause requires a
plaintiff to demonstrate that the challenged law singles
out religious conduct or has a discriminatory motive,
as the First, Second, Fourth, and Eighth Circuits
and Montana Supreme Court have held, or
whether it is instead sufficient to demonstrate that
the challenged law treats a substantial category of
nonreligious conduct more favorably than religious
conduct, as the Third, Sixth, Tenth, and Eleventh
Circuits and Iowa Supreme Court have held; and (2) whether the government regulates “an internal
church decision” in violation of the Free Exercise
Clause, Hosanna Tabor v. EEOC,
when it forces a religious community to provide
workers’ compensation insurance to its members in
violation of the internal rules governing the community
and its members.
“I’m expecting a decision that is either all or nothing. And, I expect that the Court will rule that there is a constitutional right that protects same-sex couples’ right to marry.” Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law and author most recently of Marriage Equality […]
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