Czy wolność uprawnia do dyskryminowania? Rozważania teoretycznoprawne na kanwie sprawy drukarza z Łodzi
Does Freedom Provide a Right to Discriminate? Theoretical Considerations Regarding the Case of the Lodz Printer
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The point of departure of the paper is the Polish case of the Catholic printer from Lodz who refused to print a roll-up for a LGBT nongovernmental organisa- tion. As the printer explained, fulfilling the request of the organisation was – in his opinion – in contradiction ‘with the Bible, morality and his own conscience’. Afterwards, the printer was found guilty by the court of unlawful discrimina- tion on the grounds of sexual orientation. In the paper, the author considers two arguments for the permissibility of a morally motivated refusal of service in the free market. The first argument concerns the market freedom and the second one relates to the freedom of conscience. In the author’s opinion, both arguments are substantially different and require separate consideration. However, the conclu- sion of the paper is that they both fail to provide a basis for a right to discriminate in the free market.
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