Do I Have to Bake You a Cake? A Conversation about Civil Rights and Religious Liberty

What: #RightsForAll Community Conversation, Do I Have to Bake You a Cake? A Conversation about Civil Rights and Religious Liberty

Where: Shelton Auditorium, Christian Theological Seminary, 1000 W 42nd St. Indianapolis

When: Wednesday, November 18th, 7:30p.m.

As Indiana lawmakers consider expansion of the state civil rights law to include sexual orientation and gender identity, The Indy Star and the Desmond Tutu Center invite you to join us for a series of community conversations about what changes in the law could mean for Hoosiers.

Discussion will focus on questions such as: Is it ever legally permissible to refuse public accommodation based on religious beliefs? If so, when? How common are such cases in other states? Why is expansion of the law necessary? What is public accommodation in the first place?  Should small business owners really fear that the state will shut down their businesses if they refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings?

Panelists: Jane Henegar, executive director, ACLU Indiana; John Lawrence Hill, professor, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Moderator: Tim Swarens, Indy Star opinion editor

Registration is FREE but required:



Jane Heneger is the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and former Indianapolis Deputy Mayor. Ms. Henegar received her law degree in 1988 from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.




John Hill is a professor of law at IU Robert H. Mckinney School of Law, where he teaches civil procedure, Constitutional law, criminal law, as well as upper division courses on the First Amendment. He hold a J.D. and Ph.D. in philosophy, both from Georgetown University.






Recent Posts
Contact Us

Thoughts or Questions? We'd love to hear from you.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt