Spring 2014 Law and Sexuality Colloquium (formerly Queer Theory Workshop): Law, Rights, Religion
The Center for Gender & Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School is pleased to announce the lineup for its Spring 2014 Law and Sexuality Colloquium, “Law, Rights, Religion”
With greater and greater frequency, "conscience" or "religion" is being invoked to indemnify private actors from complying with constitutional rights to sexual liberty, statutory rights to equality, or policies designed to assure equal opportunity. The Spring Colloquium will bring together theorists, religious leaders, and activists who are working to contest and reframe the utilization of religious exemptions in civil rights laws.
Louise Melling, Deputy Legal Director, ACLU and Director, ACLU Center for Liberty
Elizabeth Castelli, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Religion, Barnard College
Nelson Tebbe, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
Reading: Nelson Tebbe, Associations and the Constitution: Four Questions about Four Freedoms
Katherine Ewing, Department of Religion and South Asia Institute and Director, Center for Study of Religion and Sexuality, Columbia University
Reading: Does Hinduism Need Saving from Alternative Sexualities? Weaving Sexual Rights into the Religious Fabric of India
Winnie Varghese, Rector, St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
Josef Sorett, Department of Religion and Institute for Research in African-American Studies
All events will be held from 4:20-6:10pm in the Case Lounge, Room 701 of Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W. 116th Street. The events are free and open to the public, no RSVP necessary. Readings for all workshops will be circulated in advance.