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Martha Nussbaum: "Same-Sex Marriage: Beyond the Politics of Disgust."

January 27, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


// see related news story // Renowned Scholar Martha Nussbaum Discusses Same-Sex Marriage in Inaugural Teitelbaum Lecture, Jan 27


The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Presents
The Inaugural Lee Teitelbaum Distinguished Lecture in Family Law

“Same-Sex Marriage: Beyond the Politics of Disgust”

Martha C. Nussbaum, University of Chicago


Martha Nussbaum

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Friday, January 27, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. S.J. Quinney College of Law Sutherland Moot Courtroom

Combining rigorous analysis of the leading constitutional cases with philosophical reflection about underlying concepts of equal protection, non-discrimination, and liberty, Nussbaum will discuss issues ranging from the meaning, practice, and constitutional status of marriage to the bans on same-sex marriage, claiming that a society pursuing equal respect and justice for all should not tolerate unfounded discrimination in marriage. Suggesting that some arguments against same-sex marriage rest on a “politics of disgust,” Nussbaum will ask that we stop viewing same-sex marriage as a source of taint or defilement to the institution of marriage.

Introduction by: Dean Hiram Chodosh, S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

Comments by: Deen Chatterjee, Department of Philosophy, University of Utah, Clifford Rosky, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

A reception will follow the lecture and comments.

Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, appointed in the Law School, Philosophy Department, and Divinity School. She received her B.A. from NYU and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard. She has received over 40 honorary degrees from colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Asia, and Europe. Nussbaum’s books in philosophy, law, education, gender studies, and other related areas are among the most important and influential publications in these fields.

One hour of CLE, email communications@law.utah.edu

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January 27, 2012
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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