No Human Right to Sodomy: The Christian Right and SOGI Human Rights

A public lecture by Cynthia Burack, The Ohio State University.



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  • The Christian Right and SOGI (Sexual Orientation Gender Identity) Rights

    Cynthia Burack, The Ohio State University (February 9, 2017)


In recent years, the U.S. government and the U.S. Christian conservative movement have been at odds over sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) human rights. While US policy supports SOGI human rights, the Christian Right opposes these human rights and works to undermine their institutionalization around the world. In this talk, Prof. Burack examines the Christian Right case against SOGI human rights, as well as some of its hidden dimensions and internal contradictions.

Cynthia Burack is professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University. Burack is a political theorist, an author or editor of six books, and a co-editor of the SUNY Press book series, Queer Politics and Cultures. She is currently at work on a book on U.S. government advocacy for sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) human rights abroad.

This lecture is sponsored by the Law, Identity, and Culture Initiative of the Law School, the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, and The Workshop in Politics, Ethics and Society (WPES) in the Political Science Department.

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  • Cynthia Burack