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Who's the Bigot? – Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Who's the Bigot?: Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law

Linda C. McClain


Charges, denials, and countercharges of bigotry are increasingly frequent in the United States. Bigotry is a fraught and contested term, evident from the rejoinder that calling out bigotry is political correctness. That is so even though renouncing—and denouncing—bigotry seems to be a shared political value with a long history. Identifying, responding to, and preventing bigotry have engaged the efforts of many people. People disagree, however, over who is a bigot and what makes a belief, attitude, or action bigoted. This book argues that bigotry has both a backward- and forward-looking dimensi ... More

Keywords: bigotry, prejudice, conscience, civil rights laws, interfaith marriage, interracial marriage, same-sex marriage, religious liberty, LGBTQ rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190877200
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190877200.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linda C. McClain, author
Professor of Law, Boston University