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Should Religious Exemptions to Discrimination Laws Be Abolished?
Religious exemptions to discrimination laws should be abolished.
The right not to be discriminated against is a basic human right.
Many religions teach that discrimination is wrong.
Religious organizations have significant social influence in many regions. In such regions, when these organizations are allowed to openly discriminate against certain groups, they can
add to many problematic regressive social narratives
. The exemptions thus can have a serious effect on equality.
In a country where the majority of the public opposes religious exemptions to discrimination laws, the government is obligated to abolish them.
These exemptions have a negative impact on the job market.
Giving any exemptions to religions is discrimination against non-believers.
Exemptions promote segregation on the basis of religious belief.
Freedom of religion is a fundamental human right that stems from people's right to autonomy and self-expression.
Many groups within society discriminate in some way. It is only harmful to people when they are discriminated against by all groups which leads to a meaningful lack of resources / access to groups.
These exemptions are a way to prevent future disagreements within the organisation.
Disobeying religious laws can lead to intense emotional and psychological harm for followers of some religions.
Government should not intervene in the way religious organisations work. Exemptions achieve the necessary separation of state and religion.
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