[PAST EVENT] Dialogue on Religious Liberty, LGBT Rights, and the Search for Common Ground

October 18, 2019
12:45pm - 2pm
Law School, Room 124
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Religious Freedom & LGBT Rights

Join the Institute of Bill of Rights Law for a lunch discussion with Yale law professor Bill Eskridge and University of Illinois Law Professor Robin Wilson on religious freedom and LGBT rights. This event is co-sponsored by Public Discourse Initiative, Equality Alliance, and American Constitution Society. Please RSVP using the button below.

Eskridge and Wilson will discuss their new book, Religious Freedom, LGBT Rights, and the Prospects for Common Ground. The rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons (LGBT) are strongly contested by certain faith communities, and this confrontation has become increasingly pronounced following the adjudication of a number of legal cases. As the strident arguments of both sides enter a heated political arena, it brings forward the deeply contested question of whether there is any possibility of both communities' contested positions being reconciled under the same law. Their book assembles impactful voices from the faith, LGBT advocacy, legal, and academic communities - from the Human Rights Campaign and ACLU to the National Association of Evangelicals and Catholic and LDS churches. The contributors offer a 360-degree view of culture-war conflicts around faith and sexuality - from Obergefell to Masterpiece Cakeshop - and explore whether communities with such profound differences in belief are able to reach mutually acceptable solutions in order to both live with integrity.