Upholding sexual liberty is the most important goal of the die-hard social liberal. There are many examples of this.
…when religious liberty and sexual liberty conflict, [Feldblum] admits, “I’m having a hard time coming up with any case in which religious liberty should win.” … “Sexual liberty should win in most cases. There can be a conflict between religious liberty and sexual liberty, but in almost all cases the sexual liberty should win because that’s the only way that the dignity of gay people can be affirmed in any realistic manner.”
Notice how Feldblum uses the phrase “sexual liberty” instead of “LGBT liberty.” I doubt it was an oversight. “Sexual liberty” is a broader category than “LGBT liberty.” It includes male/female couples and was pioneered by them, so of course they will resonate with it. It is useful, although not accurate, for Feldblum to situate “the dignity of gay people” under “sexual liberty.” That sort of liberty has already been accepted by the wider culture and the government. This helps people to think of LGBT issues as just one more manifestation of that liberty, not as something unfamiliar or strange.
2) Another example is how the Obama administration tried to force Catholic nuns to provide contraceptive coverage as part of their compliance with the health insurance mandate (the nuns won that fight).
3) Another example is President Obama’s executive order allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choosing rather than the bathroom of their biological sex (a judge has blocked that order).
4) Another example is how crisis pregnancy centers in California are required to tell people that abortions are available elsewhere. In response, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse coined the phrase, “pro choice puritans,” saying that “the Pro-Choice Puritans are haunted by the thought that some woman, somewhere, wants her baby.”
I can go on and on and on and on and on and on and on. Instead of doing that I’ll pose a question. Can you think of any examples where “sexual liberty” undermines people’s health, negates other people’s rights, or infringes on other kinds of liberty?