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Robert George is an American legal scholar and political philosopher who is considered one of America’s leading conservative intellectuals. He is also a staunch critic of gay marriage and LGBT equality in general. In a 2011 interview on the changing gay marriage laws in NY, for example, George argued that it promotes sexual conduct that was “traditionally regarded in the West and many other places as beneath the dignity of human beings as free and rational creatures.” In the same interview he alleged that gay relationships have “no intelligible basis in them for the norms of monogamy, exclusivity, and the pledge of permanence.”[1]

He also claimed that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo shouldn’t be considered Catholic because his decision to sign gay marriage into law makes “it clear that he simply does not believe in what Catholicism teaches about sexual morality and marriage.”[2] George has called for a “national rebellion” against marriage equality in U.S., even drafting the ‘Manhattan Declaration’ manifesto that “promised resistance to the point of civil disobedience” against any legislation that may threaten their beliefs.[3]

[1] Hooper, J. (June 29, 2011). NOM is founded on generalized animus. Here’s its cofounder making that clear. Good As You. Retrieved from http://www.goodasyou.org/good_as_you/2011/06/nom-is-founded-on-generalized-animus-heres-its-cofounder-making-that-clear.html

[2] Tashman, B. (June 29, 2011). George: Andrew Cuomo Can’t Be Catholic Because He Supports Marriage Equality. Right Wing Watch. Retrieved from http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/george-andrew-cuomo-cant-be-catholic-because-he-supports-marriage-equality/

[3] GLAAD. Robert George: Facts. Retrieved from https://www.glaad.org/cap/robert-george

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Associated Organizations:

United States Commission on Civil Rights (1993-1998); President’s Council on Bioethics (2002-2009); U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom; UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST); Ethics and Public Policy Center; American Enterprise Institute; Council on Foreign Relations; National Organization for Marriage (co-founder)

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Prof. Nolan McCarty is the Chair of the Department of Politics

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