Jacob Sullum on Fake Rights vs. Religious Freedom


According to The New York Times, a case the Supreme Court heard yesterday, involving a challenge to Obamacare's requirement that businesses pay for their employees' contraceptives, "pits religious liberty against women's rights." Similarly, last month's controversy over an Arizona bill aimed at protecting business owners from being forced to treat homosexual and heterosexual couples alike was widely perceived as a conflict between religious liberty and gay rights. Jacob Sullum says both of these debates are more accurately described as clashes between real rights and fake rights.