Emily R. Gill's research while affiliated with Bradley University and other places

Publications (12)

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A contrast between the ascriptive and consensual models of citizenship allows for an interesting parallel between national citizenship and civil marriage as state institutions. First, ascriptive citizenship is based on birth or some immutable characteristic, while consensual citizenship is in varying degrees rooted in both the prospective member of...
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Advocates for the equality and dignity of LGBT persons often suggest that the immutability of sexual orientation is their strongest argument. I believe that it is a weak one. First, the individual freedom that liberalism accords to people, absent harm to others, as necessary for human flourishing applies to sexuality as well as to other areas of ex...
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Theorist Corey Brettschneider argues that in a “paradox of rights,” liberal democracies are expected to allow freedom of association, expression, and conscience, but viewpoint neutrality dictates that they cannot themselves express the values of free and equal citizenship that undergird these rights. According to what he terms value democracy, the...
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Why Europe is Lesbian and Gay Friendly (and Why America Never Will Be). By Angelia R.Wilson. Albany, New York, NY: State University of New York Press, 2013. ix + 196 pp. $75.00 Cloth - Volume 7 Issue 1 - Emily R. Gill
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Whether religious and other voluntary associations should reflect public values is a subject of controversy. Corey Brettschneider argues that the state should assert its own values of free and equal citizenship, deliberately attempting to transform the beliefs of illiberal groups through court decisions and through selective withdrawal of tax exemp...
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Democratic Anxieties: Same-Sex Marriage, Death, and Citizenship. By MarioFeit. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011. 206p. $73.50. - Volume 11 Issue 3 - Emily R. Gill
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As the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered individuals become more prominent in public debate, so also do conflicts between these rights and rights asserted by some religious persons to discriminate on grounds of conscientious belief. Such conflicts may increase as the marriage of same-sex couples becomes more widespread and vendors...
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Secret Faith in the Public Square: An Argument for the Concealment Of Christian Identity. By MalesicJonathan. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2009. 248 pp. $27.99 paper - Volume 4 Issue 1 - Emily R. Gill
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This paper explores the tension between freedom of speech and freedom of association. First, as an expressive association the Boy Scouts is on firmer ground asserting the centrality of theism than the importance of heterosexuality. Nevertheless, although I deplore the exclusion of gay Scouts, I offer qualified support for the Scouts’ right to set t...
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This article compares the difficulty in achieving a public stance of neutrality toward sexual orientation with the difficulty in achieving neutrality toward religious belief. Strict separation treats religion as a private commitment, with firm limits on government cooperation with religion and strong protection for free exercise. Formal neutrality...
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As more states either allow same-sex marriages or recognize those contracted elsewhere, as in New York State, a possible clash between those who want their civil rights to marry respected and those who believe their religious convictions take precedence over their obligation to serve the public as florists, caterers, innkeepers, and such may increa...

Citations

... However, some argue immutability should be discarded (Gill 2014;Goldberg 2004;Hutchinson 2003;Mucciaroni and Killian 2004;Stein 2011). Darmer and Katherine (2010) states: ...