I am happy to announce that Freedom’s Edge: Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom, and the Future of America (Cambridge Univ. Press 2016) is now in print. It should formally move from “preorder” to “available” on the CUP website by next week, and on Amazon, etc. . . shortly thereafter. I will post a formal announcement on the blog once I have confirmation it is immediately available through CUP, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.
Most importantly, however, I want to thank the folks who agreed to read the finalized proofs because I did not have the ability to thank them in the book since it was already going to press when they read it. I selected a few folks on each side, both non-lawyers and lawyers, with strong background on these issues. These folks were kind enough to read the book after I received the final proofs to help me gauge reader response.
Writing a book on this controversial topic for a broad audience, consisting heavily of non-lawyers with an interest in these issues, students, lawyers, and legal academics, was daunting. Doing so from a moderate, non-judgemental perspective seeking to protect both sets of freedoms to the greatest extent possible was perhaps more daunting given the highly polarized times in which we live. The readers provided great insight and I am humbled that they found the book to be so balanced, even if some might have preferred I take their side. I was most humbled that the non-legal readers felt they understood the law better after reading the book and the legal readers still found the book to be highly useful. Thank you for taking the time to read the book!