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St. Mary’s College of California “A Constitutional Symposium: Religious Liberty and LGBTQ+ Rights” with Elizabeth Clark, Robin Fretwell Wilson, and Kyle Velte, September 19 at 7:30-9:00pm
September 19, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A Constitutional Symposium: Religious Liberty and LGBTQ+ Rights
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There is currently a serious Constitutional debate about religious liberty and equality in the controversy over religious exemptions to discrimination laws that protect LGBTQ+ rights. This public symposium features three thoughtful and respected Constitutional experts who can help us understand what is at stake:
Robin Wilson is the Director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs for the University of Illinois System, as well as the Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair in Law at the University of Illinois College of Law. She is the author of eighteen books, including Religious Freedom, LGBT Rights, and the Prospects for Common Ground, and ame-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty. She earned her JD at the University of Virginia.
Elizabeth Clark is professor and associate director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. She is the author of numerous books, articles, and chapters on religionand law. She also has participated in drafting commentaries and legal analyses of pending legislation and developments affecting religious freedom, as well as in drafting amicus briefs on religious freedom issues before the U.S. Supreme Court. She holds a J.D. from the BYU Law School.
Kyle Velte is Associate Professor of law at the University of Kansas School of Law. Her scholarship, which examines the intersection of sexuality, gender, and the law, has appeared in law journals, including the Yale Law & Policy Review, Cardozo Law Review, and Connecticut Law Review. Her recent scholarship focuses on the perceived tensions between religious freedom and LGBTQ+ civil rights. She holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and a J.D. from American University.