In the wake of Obergefell v. Hodges, many have been left wondering where to go from here. What are the next steps legally and culturally? What is already being done, and what is there still left to do? Helen Alvaré will offer her thoughts on these important questions. Her talk will include a recap of Obergefell from both a legal and cultural perspective, a vivid picture of our current cultural situation, and proposals for the future regarding restoring a broken marriage culture.
Helen Alvaré, J.D., is a Professor of Law at George Mason University, where she teaches Family Law, Law and Religion, and Property Law. She publishes on matters concerning marriage, parenting, non-marital households, abortion and the First Amendment religion clauses. She is chair of the Task Force on Conscience Protection of the Witherspoon Institute and president of the Chiaroscuro Institute. Professor Alvaré also publishes regularly in news outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and the Weekly Standard. She received her law degree from Cornell University School of Law and her master’s degree in Systematic Theology from the Catholic University of America.