A Human Right to Conscientious Objection to Same-sex Unions?

Conscientious Objection to Same-Sex Unions as a Reasonable Accommodation

1. Introduction With their thought-provoking contributions, Ryan Hill and Michel Miaille have made me think again about the many questions, which to my mind, were left unanswered by the ECtHR’s reasoning in Eweida and Others v the UK.[1] I have been challenged, on the one hand, by the emphasis Miaille puts on the difference between...

Désobéir à la loi? La clause de conscience et le mariage pour tous

1. Introduction La question de la désobéissance à la loi est une des vieilles figures rhétoriques depuis Antigone: depuis, une sorte de dramaturgie s’est construite, se renouvelant de siècle en siècle pour mettre en valeur l’héroïque opposant à la loi injuste. On pourrait croire que ce thème n’a plus cours, depuis que la loi est...

Non-discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation: should the law accord exemptions on the basis of freedom of conscience?

1. Introduction Whether or not to recognise lawful exemption for public service provider employees and private service providers who, on the basis of their religious or moral convictions, regard homosexual relationships as ‘sinful’ or morally unsound and therefore refuse to perform public functions or provide their services to homosexual couples has received considerable attention of...

A human right to conscientious objection to same-sex unions?

Introduced by Silvia Borelli and Chiara Vitucci   The far-reaching changes in social attitudes in Western society over recent decades are progressively resulting in recognition of the right of homosexual couples to be regarded before the law as a family on an equal footing with their heterosexual counterparts. These developments have in turn provoked requests...