A simple question for progressives (#17)

This one branches out from my earlier question about the source of individual rights: is there any such thing as an objective moral standard for human behavior?
Don’t talk about preferences, or what you’d not want done to you, or what most people agree on. I’m talking about standards that actually exist independent of human opinion; moral standards that humans are required to obey, even if 100% of us dislike those standards (or aren’t completely certain what they are or which ones are most important). We’re talking here not about what is, but about whether there’s any true “oughtness” when it comes to our actions.

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