Campus Sex Assaults: The ‘False Choice’ Between Equality and Freedom

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Our nation was founded on two self-evident truths: All are created equal, and all are entitled to basic freedom. Yet, there is always a degree of tension between equality and freedom.

For example, equality prohibits discrimination against gays and legitimizes  same-sex marriage, but freedom prohibits imposing a particular political orthodoxy and requires respect for those who disagree on religious grounds. Similarly, in the context of student sexual assault on a university campus, equality requires the institution to remedy . . .

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