Is Support for Freedom of Association Fanatical?
By David Henderson
In an article in which he makes a number of good points, on net defending a baker’s decision not to bake a cake for a celebration that the baker objects to on religious grounds, Andrew Sullivan writes:
And it is a hard case constitutionally. It pits religious and artistic freedom against civil equality and nondiscrimination. Anyone on either side who claims this is an easy call are [sic] fanatics of one kind or other.
I think laws against discrimination are wrong, based on my belief in freedom of association. I’ve written about that many times on EconLog and so I won’t repeat the arguments here. I’ll simply cite a post in which I took on Michael Munger’s opposition to freedom of association.
So Sullivan would call me a fanatic. Oh, well.