Gay Rights, Freedom of Association and School Policy

(Sept. 16, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sam Marcossen will debate Bruce Frohnen about a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court case involving a Christian student law group that barred LGBT members.
When Sep 16, 2010
from 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM
Where Louis D. Brandeis School of Law (Room 275)
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-8811
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 earlier this year that a Christian student group that barred lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members and their allies could not receive official recognition and funding from a public law school.

The case, Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, centered on the Christian Legal Society at the University of California Hastings College of Law and the group's refusal to grant membership to LGBT individuals and their advocates.

The McConnell Center welcomes a debate between Sam Marcossen, a professor of law at University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law, and Bruce Frohnen, a professor at Ohio Northern University College of Law, on the merits of the recent landmark decision.

The noon debate will be held Sept. 16 in room 275 of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

"These top legal experts will debate one of the most meaningful recent Supreme Court cases involving religious liberty, freedom of association and the rights of minorities. It's sure to be an exciting debate," said Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center.