Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Kim Davis, and the Changing Meaning of “Religious Freedom”

Lecture Description

In this talk, Professor Kern uses the recent case of Kim Davis, the Rowan County (KY) clerk who refused to sign the marriage licenses of same-sex petitioners, to discuss the changing meaning of the concept of “religious freedom” in American history. What has it meant to be a “martyr for religious freedom”? The stories of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Kim Davis bookend this talk.


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