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 
Bernath Auditorium
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.




This event is co-sponsored by Wayne State University's Irvin D. Reid Honors College and the philosophy department.