“You don’t start a dialogue with FOIA requests”

Some LGBT activists are upset with University of Virginia law professor Douglas Laycock, one of the nation’s foremost law-and-religion scholars. According to the Charlottesville Daily Progress, these activists “believe his writings supporting controversial religious freedom laws are holding back progressive causes such as access to contraceptives and gay marriage.” For instance, Professor Laycock blogged here about Arizona’s SB1062, a bill ultimately vetoed by Gov. Jan Brewer that would have clarified and strengthened the state’s religious freedom laws.

Upset with Professor Laycock’s defense of laws requiring governments to accommodate controversial religious views, such as religious opposition to same-sex marriage, these students have sent a freedom of information request seeking to obtain any correspondence between Professor Laycock and various organizations that support religious accommodation laws or oppose same-sex marriage. the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: Continue>>>