How Gay is Your Cake? Religious Accommodation, Integrity, and Discrimination

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This article examines the concept of integrity in scholarly debate on religious accommodation. There is a scholarly consensus on the value of integrity as manifesting one’s commitments (‘MM integrity’) as a way of approaching accommodation disputes, but the article argues that MM integrity is often at stake on both sides of a legal dispute. It defends a divergent view of integrity where it consists in a person’s responsible exercise of her moral and epistemic capacities in seeking to arrive at well-founded commitments (‘MR integrity’). It’s argued that MR integrity is in - sometimes productive – tension with MM integrity. These claims are illustrated by examining two recent Supreme Court cases, from the US and the UK, both of which involve bakeries accused of discriminating against gay customers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSocial Theory and Practice
Early online date23 Aug 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Aug 2023

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