Law 165 - Religious Autonomy and Same Sex Marriage: Political Morality, Structural Injustice and the Constitution

Lawrence Sager

Lawrence Sager

Distinguished Scholar in Residence, UCLA Law and Philosophy Program
Visiting Professor
B.A. Pomona College, 1963
LL.B. Columbia University School of Law, 1966
Course Description:

In this class we will examine the role of moral philosophy in giving content to Constitutional Law and civil rights legislation. Our focus will be on the roiling clash between claims of religious autonomy and the rights of same sex couples to marry and to be free from discrimination on account of their gender orientation. Much of what we read will range beyond traditional legal materials and will include ideas and arguments about political morality,focusing on the question of how a just society should respond to this clash.