October 29, 2013
Religious Liberty Arguments in Hawaii Same-Sex Marriage Debate
As in previous states (see archive here), our two groups of religious liberty scholars have submitted letters to legislators in Hawaii, where same-sex marriage is under consideration in a special session this week, arguing for meaningful religious-liberty protections that are absent from the current bills.
Here are the longer-form letter memo and testimony, from scholars who hold differing views on whether to recognize same-sex marriage (the testimony is from an expanded group adding Robert Destro, Marie Failinger, and Michael McConnell). And here are the letters and testimony from another group of scholars who all support same-sex marriage but also support strong religious accommodations.