Let Them Buy Cake? Religious Liberty, Discrimination, and the Masterpiece Cakeshop Case
A debate with John Corvino, Ryan T. Anderson, and Sherif Girgis
Date and time
January 10, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m.
About this event
This spring, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop, in which a baker declined to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, citing his religious convictions and free-speech rights; the baker was found liable for sexual-orientation discrimination under Colorado law.
In this debate, John Corvino, Ryan T. Anderson, and Sherif Girgis—co-authors of the new book Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination—will discuss the case in the context of more general principles about liberty, equality, and tolerance.
A book signing will follow. This event is free and open to the public.
David Adamany Undergraduate Library
5155 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Limited metered parking is available around campus. Visitor parking is available for $7.75 (cash or credit card) in Structure 6 on Putnam St. just east of Cass Ave.
- John Corvino, Ph.D., professor of philosophy and the incoming dean of the Irving D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University. More at @JohnCorvino
- Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., William E. Simon senior research felllow at the Heritage Foundation. More at @RyanTAnd
- Sherif Girgis, J.D., Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at Princeton and the lead author, with Robert P. George and Ryan T. Anderson, of What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense. More at @SherifGirgis
This event is co-sponsored by Wayne State University's Irvin D. Reid Honors College and the philosophy department.