March 21 Lecture to Show Same-Sex Marriage is Protected by Religious Freedom

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Michael J. Perry


Emory Law Professor Michael J. Perry delivers CSLR's annual Currie Lecture Wednesday, March 21, 12:30 p.m., at Emory University School of Law, where he will explain why denying civil marriage to same-sex couples violates the internationally recognized right to religious freedom.

Perry’s lecture, “Freedom of Religion, Same-Sex Marriage and the Catholic Church,” will focus on the Catholic Church’s principal rationale for denying access to civil marriage to same-sex couples and explain why that rationale is an illegitimate basis of law and public policy under the right to religious freedom.

The lecture takes place at 1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30322. It is free and open to the public, and no registration is required. Parking information. Event details.

Perry, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law and a CSLR Senior Fellow, is a world-class scholar of American constitutional Law. His work focuses on constitutional rights and the Supreme Court's role in enforcing them; law, morality and religion; and human rights theory. He is the author of more than 75 articles and essays and 13 books, most recently The Political Morality of Liberal Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

Perry’s talk is the final event in CSLR’s When Law and Religion Meet Lecture Series 2011-2012, which explores difficult legal, moral and theological issues facing religious communities. View previous lectures here.


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