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U of I law professor cited on U.S. Senate floor in passing Respect for Marriage Act

Tolerance Means Founder and Director, Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, the Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair in Law and director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs in the U of I system, co-authored a letter to Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins urging bipartisan support.

“This is maybe the single most significant piece of LGBT protection in federal law in at least a decade and a half,” Wilson said.

Wilson wrote the letter along with professor Douglass Laycock of the University of Virginia, professor Thomas Berg of the University of St. Thomas and professor Carl Esbeck of the University of Missouri.

“The religious-liberty protections in RMA are meaningful and important even if not comprehensive,” the scholars said in their letter.


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