March 8, 2013 16:06 Age: 1 yrs

Emory OUTLaw Presents Discussion of Gay Rights, Religious Liberty on April 3

Gay equality issues are central in more than one case to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court this term. Growing acceptance of LGBT Americans has become a dominant theme in the media and in public discourse. Religious groups’ positions on these major legal and social changes are equally prominent. 

Emory OUTLaw, a student organization for LGBTQ law students and their allies, will host a scholarly discussion which asks the question, "When rights of conscience conflict with equal protection, how should society respond?" The event is co-presented by Emory’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion.

“LGBT Equality and Religious Liberty: Friends or Foes?” is scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Emory Law’s Tull Auditorium. Panelists will discuss issues surrounding 21st-century religious objections to the advancement of LGBT rights. Panelists are:

Douglas Farrow, professor of Christian thought, McGill University

Emory Law’s Michael J. Perry, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law

Matt Cavedon 14L

Timothy Wilson 14L

The session will be moderated by: John C. Witte Jr., Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law, Alonzo L. McDonald Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, with an introduction by Emory Law Dean and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law Robert Schapiro.

For more information, contact Timothy Wilson at t.l.wilson.jr(at)emory.edu

The conference is free and public, no registration required.

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