Events

Constitution Day at Memorial Stadium

Saturday, September 9, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Kansas Jayhawks vs. Central Michigan
Kansas University Memorial Stadium

KU fans are invited to recite the Preamble to the Constitution before the Jayhawks face Central Michigan. This is also Family Weekend and Band Day. The Preamble will be displayed on the video board in the stadium. Chancellor Douglas Girod will lead the recitation while Elizabeth Berghout, carillonneur, rings the bells from the Campanile. Following the Preamble, the Marching Jayhawks will play the national anthem.


Annual Constitution Day Program at the Dole Institute of Politics

Dole Institute
7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Dole Institute of Politics presents

Camilla Taylor
Senior Counsel, Lambda Legal

and

Robin Fretwell Wilson
Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

Program at 7:00 p.m.
Hansen Hall, Dole Institute of Politics

Religious Rights or Unlawful Discrimination?

About the Program

Two experts in religious freedom law and anti-discrimination law will join the Dole Institute to discuss the difficult issues that arise when the assertion of religious beliefs conflict with the rights of others. Does the constitutionally protected free exercise of religion trump state anti-discrimination laws that prohibit denying services based on a customer’s sexual orientation? Robin Fretwell Wilson, professor of law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Camilla Taylor, senior counsel for Lambda Legal, explore this topic in a conversation moderated by Stephen McAllister, KU distinguished professor of law.

About Our Guests

Camilla B. Taylor, Senior Counsel, is based in the Midwest Regional Office of Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people with HIV. Taylor was the National Marriage Project Director at Lambda Legal from 2010 through 2015. Taylor has been counsel in numerous cases challenging the constitutionality of marriage bans around the country including, most significantly, Obergefell v. Hodges and Varnum v. Brien, an early state court victory in which the Iowa Supreme Court, by unanimous decision, struck down Iowa’s marriage ban in April 2009, making Iowa the third state in the country to permit gay and lesbian couples to marry.

Robin Fretwell Wilson is the Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law at the College of Law, where she directs the College of Law’s Family Law and Policy Program and the Epstein Health Law and Policy Program. She specializes in family law and health law, and her research and teaching interests also include biomedical ethics, law and religion, children and violence, and law and science. Professor Wilson’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic Monthly, U.S. News and World Report, CNN Headline News, Philadelphia Inquirer, People Magazine, among others. She has presented her research across the world, including the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.


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