Religious Freedom Review


(Tim Challis) #22

“It will also have no capacity to examine whether secular celebrants and owners of small businesses wishing to tap into a newly created niche market by offering wedding services exclusively to same-sex couples may need protection from anti-discrimination laws.”

Let’s pare away the (irrelevant) ecclesiastic and marriage aspects, obtaining:

“small businesses wishing to tap into a newly created niche market by offering … services exclusively … may need protection from anti-discrimination laws.”

Umm. Doesn’t that mean any specialist service is already violating anti-discrimination laws?

Ever hear of reductio ad absurdum? If not actually there, getting pretty close now.


(Ben McGinnes) #23

That’s cool too, just be clear on what approach is being utilised from the outset.


(twisty) #24

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