An article discussing a potential vote on a same-sex marriage proposal in Rhode Island quoted R.I. Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed as favorably citing an op-ed penned by W&L Law Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson:
The House version of the bill passed in January contains only a narrow exemption for religious institutions, said Paiva Weed. But a competing measure by an opponent, Sen. Frank A. Ciccone, would ask voters to decide, and includes broader exemptions that same-sex marriage supporters call discriminatory.
Paiva Weed said that one of the “better explanations” she’s read regarding exemptions was a Feb. 21op-ed piece in The Providence Journal by Robin Fretwell Wilson, a Washington & Lee University law professor. Wilson criticized the Rhode Island House bill for providing only “fake protections,” arguing that “religious liberty and same-sex marriage share an inseparable fate.”
To read Professor Wilson’s op-ed referred to above, click here.