2022 Joseph Smith Lecture on Religious Liberty – LGBTQ+ Equality & Religious Liberty (feat. William Eskridge)
November 2, 2022
Hosted by Stephen Betts.
Professor William N. Eskridge of Yale Law School, a renowned expert on the judicial interpretation of statutory law, delivered the eighth annual Joseph Smith Lecture on Religious Liberty at the University of Virginia on September 22, 2022. His lecture, “LGBTQ+ Equality & Religious Liberty: Statutory Principles & The Golden Rule” responded to President Dallin H. Oaks’s 2021 Joseph Smith Lecture, “Going Forward With Religious Freedom and Nondiscrimination.” Eskridge praised the 2015 “Utah Compromise” statute and identified principles for co-operation between the LGBTQ+ community and religious institutions based on principles similar to those in the Utah statute.