Why Majority Religions Should Not Be Accommodated

Paul Gowder*

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This Essay argues that religious exemptions to generally applicable law (or overly generous ‘most favored nation’ interpretations of the concept of religious discrimination—which amount in practice to exemptions), also known as “accommodations,” should not be extended to members of faith groups with sufficient political, economic, or social power to defend themselves in the democratic process (“majority religions”).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2153-2187
Number of pages35
JournalIowa Law Review
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law


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