Panel to Discuss Religion and Civil Liberties

Weber State University’s Center for Diversity and Unity and the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah will hold a panel discussion “Beyond the Division” on April 8.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. in Elizabeth Hall Room 229 on WSU’s Ogden campus.

A panel of legal experts and religious leaders will look for common ground between the push for equality for gay and transgender individuals and the freedom of religion. Is there a way under the law and in our communities for all of Utah’s traditions, belief systems and lifestyles to coexist?

Panelists will include Fred Gedicks, Guy Anderson Chair and professor of law at Brigham Young University Law School; Barry Gomberg, director of Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity at Weber State University; Reverend Theresa Novak, Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden; Clifford Rosky, associate law professor at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law; and Reverend Claudia Seiter, Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church of Brigham City.

The event is free to the public and sponsored by Equality Utah, the Inclusion Center, the Utah Pride Center and WSU’s Gay/Straight Alliance, along with WSU’s Center for Diversity and Unity and the ACLU of Utah. 

Jayson Stokes
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John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
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