We are proud to announce that one of our talented student fellows, Andrew Hamilton, has won third place in the national “Religious Freedom Student Writing Competition,” sponsored by the Washington D.C. Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies. Andy’s paper, The New York Marriage Equality Act and the Strength of its Religious Exceptions (supervised by Mark), explores whether the religious exceptions under the New York same-sex marriage law allow Catholic Charities to refuse to place foster children with same-sex couples.
The paper will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Catholic Legal Studies. Andrew will be traveling down to Washington D.C. this Thursday to attend the 2012 International Religious Liberty Award Dinner, whose guest of honor is Douglas Laycock.
Warm congratulations to Andy!