Fulton, Pavez, and the future of Religious Freedom in the Americas

13 July 2021, 12:00 pm EDT (GMT-4)

What is the future of religious freedom in the Americas? This panel discussion offers expert perspectives on that question based on two recent cases: Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, which was recently decided in the U.S. Supreme Court, and Pavez v. Chile, which is fully argued and now awaits decision in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Both cases deal with the significant question of LGBTQ+ rights appearing to conflict with religious freedom rights. Both emphasize nondiscrimination. But the eventual trajectory of these cases may turn out to be quite distinct. What are the commonalities and differences between the cases, and what do they imply for the future of religious freedom in the hemisphere? Please join our panel of experts for a stimulating discussion.

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Montse Alvarado

Vice President and
Executive Director
of Becket Fund for
Religious Liberty

Tomás Henríquez

Advocacy Director for the OAS and Latin America, ADF International.

Mike Lee

United States Senator (R-Utah)

Branislav Marelic

Partner, Marelic, Cárcamo, Busch; Representative of Sandra Pavez, Chile

Juan Navarro Floria

Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Buenos Aires, Argentina