Professor Michael Helfand, "Religion Won at the Supreme Court, but Not as Big as People Think" -- The Forward
Professor Michael A. Helfand's opinion article, "Religion Won at the Supreme Court, but Not as Big as People Think," is published in the Forward. The article examines two recent Supreme Court church-state case decisions in Groff v. DeJoy, which addressed religious accommodations in the workplace, and 303 Creative v. Elenis, which addressed the claims of a web designer who refused to make wedding websites for same-sex couples due to her religious commitments.
Excerpt from "Religion Won at the Supreme Court, but Not as Big as People Think"
In two opinions, the court avoided broad sweeping rulings, announcing standards that balanced competing interests. Religious employers need not always accommodate religion, but they should if they can do so without incurring substantial costs. And while most businesses open to the public must comply with prevailing anti-discrimination laws, businesses that are truly and undeniably expressive now will receive free speech protections.
The complete article may be found at the Forward