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Stuart White

’ beliefs. As Brian Barry puts it: ‘If you believe that the sacraments have efficacy only if administered by a man, you can scarcely regard the sex of the person administering them as irrelevant.’7 For this reason, it might be thought that religious associations should be given some power to discriminate in employment in favour of those with what their members regard as the right qualities; and that, to this end, religious associations should be given some degree of exemption from general anti-discrimination laws as these apply to employment. The putative right to

in The culture of toleration in diverse societies
Simon Mabon

 Cover, Legal precepts and principles are not only demands made upon us by society, the people, the sovereign, or God. They are also signs by which each of us 20 20 Houses built on sand communicates with others. There is a difference between sleeping late on Sunday and refusing the sacraments, between having a snack and desecrating the fast of Yom Kippur, between banking a check and refusing to pay your income tax. In each case an act signifies something new and powerful when we understand that the act is in reference to a norm. It is this characteristic of certain

in Houses built on sand