Society

Is Equality Possible, or Even Desirable?

Not all equality is equal  Everyone should have equal access to the legal system, equal work should attract equal pay and everyone’s vote should be counted equally. But should everyone have an equal right to be accommodated in someone else’s home? The Christian Brethren who operate a camp site on Phillip Island were fined because they were reluctant to provide accommodation to the group “Way Out Youth”, whose proposed program was based on the assumption that homosexual sex was natural, normal and healthy, none of which contentions the Christian Brethren believed (see my article in Quadrant, June 2011). The judge…

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