Category: Robert Volk

POV: Religion Cannot Excuse Discrimination

March 4th, 2014 in 2014, BU Today, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Robert Volk, School of Law 0 comments

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By Robert Volk, LAW

In recent weeks, the Arizona legislature passed a bill that would allow businesses to discriminate against sexual minorities based on the business owner’s religious beliefs. Ostensibly designed to protect an individual’s religious beliefs, the law would protect a bakery, for example, that refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding ceremony…

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What Arizona’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Is Really All About

February 26th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Robert Volk, School of Law, WBUR 0 comments

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Robert Volk, School of Law

Is anyone surprised by SB1062, the latest Arizona law to shock Americans-who-thought-we’d-gotten-over-all-that?…

Expert quote:

“In essence, the new law would not [change] much.”

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Brookline resident receiving BU Law award

October 27th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, Robert Volk, School of Law 0 comments

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Robert Volk, School of Law

Brookline resident Robert Volk, associate professor of legal writing and director of the Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy Program at Boston University School of Law, will receive BU Law’s Silver Shingle Award for service to the school at an Oct. 26 ceremony in Boston…

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Boy Scouts’ historic vote on gays: lobbying right up to the end

May 23rd, 2013 in 2013, Christian Science Monitor, Newsmakers, Robert Volk, School of Law 0 comments

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Robert Volk, School of Law
Linda McClain, School of Law

The Boy Scouts of America may be headed for a historic moment on Thursday…

Expert quotes:

Volk:

“Witness the upsurge in support for same sex marriage.”

McClain:

“It has a special status in the nation’s history.”

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Boy Scouts vote to allow gay members

May 23rd, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, Robert Volk, School of Law, USA Today 0 comments

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Robert Volk, School of Law

The Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to allow gay youth to participate in scouting. The historic vote, with 60% in favor, signals another shift in American public opinion about homosexuality but still leaves the organization with many future hurdles…

Expert quote:

“It’s a chicken and egg thing. Their policy has given them the sponsors they have because those are the groups that believe in conservative ideals.”

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