CLE - Religious Freedom (to Discriminate?) - LIVE WEBCAST

CLE - Religious Freedom (to Discriminate?) - LIVE WEBCAST
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Login link and course materials will be provided electronically the afternoon of the program. 1.5 SUB credits


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Religious Freedom (to Discriminate?): The Intersection of Religious Freedom and LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Protections


Hosted by the LGBT Rights

The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, seemingly embracing an interpretation of federal anti-discrimination law which has been long fought for by advocates for equality. However, Justice Gorsuch’s opinion references the possibility that religious freedom concerns may create the need for exceptions to anti-discrimination protections. The increasingly rightward shift of the Supreme Court following the confirmation of Justice Barrett prompts concerns about a hypothetical case which might argue that closely-held religious belief may override those protections. One such case out of Philadelphia, concerning the City’s termination of its contractual relationship with Catholic Social Services on the basis of the organization’s refusal to abide by anti-discrimination protections, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, may be a sign of what is to come. Is religious freedom an exception that will swallow the rule, enshrining a “freedom to discriminate”?

Our experienced panelists will address issues in each of the following areas:
  o Employment Protections
  o Education
  o Housing
  o Healthcare
  o Religious Exercise

Join your colleagues for an examination of how these issues might be resolved, and what may be around the corner.

Moderator:
Justin F. Robinette, Esq. 
The Law Offices of Eric A. Shore, P.C.
Philadelphia
 
Panelists:
Dr. Leslie C. Griffin 
William S. Boyd Professor of Law 
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law

Jane Istvan, Esq.
Chief Deputy City Solicitor, Appeal Unit
City of Philadelphia Law Department

Stephanie Gantman Kaplan, Esq.
Partner, Labor & Employment Practice Group
Blank Rome
Thomas W. Ude, Jr., Esq. (he/him)
Legal and Public Policy Director
Mazzoni Center Legal Services
 


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When
12/9/2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where
Philadelphia Bar Association LIVE Via WEBCAST PA UNITED STATES
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