The Tyranny of Tolerance

Posted December 12, 2017 11:02 pm by Nicholas Senz

The Tyranny of Tolerance

When the Supreme Court re-defined marriage in the Obergefell v. Hodges decision to include same-sex relationships, it was immediately clear that this sea change would create a conflict between this newly-discovered constitutional right, and the first freedom listed in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights: the right of religious liberty. Everyone from pundits and journalists to Justice Anthony Kennedy himself recognized that numerous scenarios would develop in which these new and old rights clashed. Last week, the first major skirmish took place as the court heard oral arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights

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