Reconciling Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty

Lexington, VA Monday, March 09, 2009

Prof. Robin F. Wilson
In a recent Op/ed, Washington and Lee Law Professor Robin F. Wilson explored a Connecticut General Assembly bill that guarantees same-sex couples equal protection under the state's constitution. Prof. Wilson criticizes the measure for not going far enough to head off the looming debate over gay marriage and religious liberty.

On March 13, Wilson will participate in a Brookings Institute forum on this topic moderated by Brookings Senior Fellow William Galston.  Wilson, editor of Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty: Emerging Conflicts, will discuss the church-state conflicts that same-sex unions may engender. Other panelists include Nathan Diament and Lara Schwarz, who will offer thoughts from religious and gay rights perspectives.

This event is part of the Brookings Institute's Governing Ideas series intended to broaden the discussion of governance issues through forums on timely and relevant books on history, culture, legal norms and practices, values and religion.

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