Thomas More Society

The Thomas More Society is a Chicago-based not-for-profit, national public interest law firm dedicated to restoring respect in law for life, family and religious liberty. Special counsel Peter Breen testified before the Indiana House of Representatives in 2015 on behalf of the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. For interview requests, contact Tom Ciesielka.

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Kristina Arriaga de Bucholz

Kristina Arriaga de Bucholz is a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. She previously served as an adviser to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Commission.

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Helen A. Berger

Helen A. Berger is a sociologist at Brandeis University. She studies gender and new religions, with a focus on paganism and witchcraft.

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Lori Windham

Lori Windham is a senior counsel with the religious liberty advocacy group Becket. She has represented faith-based adoption agencies that, for religious reasons, don’t want to serve same-sex couples.

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Robin Fretwell Wilson

Robin Fretwell Wilson is director of the Family Law and Policy Program and Epstein Health Law and Policy Program at the University of Illinois College of Law, where she also teaches. Her latest book, released in 2018, is The Contested Place of Religion in Family Law.

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Andrew Whitehead

Andrew Whitehead is an assistant professor of sociology at Clemson University. He co-authored a 2014 study exploring how religious practices such as church attendance affect people’s views on adoption by same-sex couples.

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Katy Perkins

Katy Perkins is a social worker in Dallas who specializes in adoption, domestic violence, LGBT issues and peace building. In 2017, as the Texas Legislature considered new regulations related to adoption, religion and same-sex couples, she co-wrote an article on the danger of allowing foster parents to force their religion on children.

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Emilie Kao

Emilie Kao is director of the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion & Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation. She specializes in legal conflicts related to religious freedom.

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