Dr Davina Cooper is Professor of Law & Political Theory, University of Kent. Her recent books include Challenging Diversity: Rethinking Equality and the Value of Difference (CUP, 2004), and Everyday Utopias: The conceptual life of promising spaces (Duke UP 2014).
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Are Christian bakers part of the wedding cakes they make; and what follows if they are?
Is making a cake for a gay wedding the same as making a cake with an anti-gay message? This equivalence was drawn by conservative judge, Justice Gorsuch, in the US Supreme Court decision on Masterpiece Cakeshop recently released. For ...
Religious anti-gay refusal – valuing dissent without making it lawful
According to Supreme Court judge, Lady Hale, the law has yet to find the right balance between accommodating people’s beliefs and avoiding anti-gay discrimination.
Her remarks, made during a lecture at the Law Society of Ireland, ...
How do equality norms look when visualised through the lens of a social practice? In this post, Dr Cooper challenges existing conceptions of these norms using the example of public nudism.
Brian Coldin was prosecuted in 2011 for ...