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Friday, 20 June 2014
Book Launch: Law, Religion and Homosexuality
On Wednesday 18th June, Paul Johnson launched his new book Law, Religion and Homosexuality at the Conway Hall in London. The event was supported by the National Secular Society and its President, Terry Sanderson, gave a talk in which he described the importance of the book in understanding the historic role of religion in shaping law relating to homosexuality. Paul, and his co-author Robert Vanderbeck (University of Leeds), both gave talks about the ways in which religion continues to influence the legislative process, highlighting examples of how this is often to the detriment of sexual orientation equality. The event was very well attended and there was a lively discussion about the issues addressed by the book. More information about the book and Paul’s other recent work can be found here: http://www.routledge.com/articles/featured_author_-_dr_paul_johnson/