The scale of freedom

Religious liberty debate in U.S. has shifted from localized liberal causes to nationwide, conservative ones

Posted: August 16, 2014 at 2:15 a.m.

Opponents of gay marriage protest at a rally July 2 in Miami, drawing attention to what has become a religious liberty issue for conservative faith groups

Not long ago, when religious liberty cases reached the courts, the people seeking protection for their beliefs were mostly from small faith groups and their lawyers were liberals.

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