Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Religious Exemptions - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Religious Exemptions

Kevin Vallier and Michael Weber


Exemptions from legal requirements, especially religious exemptions, have been a major topic of political debate in recent years. Bakers in various states have sought the right to refuse to make wedding cakes for gay and lesbian couples, despite the Supreme Court’s validation of same-sex marriage. Many parents do not want to vaccinate their children, despite public health laws requiring otherwise, and several states grant exemptions. Various religious organizations as well as some corporations have sought an exemption from the requirement to provide contraceptive coverage in employee healthcar ... More

Keywords: religious exemptions, religious accommodation, law and religion, religion and politics, constitutional law, freedom of religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190666187
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190666187.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Vallier, editor
Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University

Michael Weber, editor
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University