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Sep 01

Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom

The Supreme Court has issued a decision on marriage, but that doesn't end the debate. Now that the court has ruled, Americans face momentous debates about the nature of marriage and religious liberty. In Truth Overruled, the first book to respond to the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage, Ryan Anderson draws on the best philosophy and social science to explain what marriage is, why it matters for public policy, and the consequences of its legal redefinition.

Attacks on religious liberty, predicated on the bogus equation of opposition to same-sex marriage with racism, have already begun. Meanwhile, modest efforts in Indiana and other states to protect believers' rights have met with hysterics from media and corporate elites. Anderson tells the stories of innocent citizens who have been coerced and penalized by the government and offers a strategy to protect the natural right of religious freedom.

Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D. is the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy at the Heritage Foundation, and the Founder and Editor of Public Discourse: Ethics, Law, and the Common Good, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, NJ. A Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University, he earned his Ph.D. in political philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. He has worked as assistant editor of First Things and was a Robert Novak Journalism Fellow.

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More About the Speakers

Keynote remarks by
Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D.
Author, and William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy, DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, The Heritage Foundation

Followed by a panel with
Robert P. George
McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University

Mollie Hemingway
Senior Editor, The Federalist

Ilya Shapiro
Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute and Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review

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