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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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Ying Chen

Ying Chen is a research scientist with the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University. She was the lead author of a 2018 study about the relationship between religious and spiritual practices in childhood and adult health outcomes.

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Christel J. Manning

Christel J. Manning is a professor of religious studies at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. She is the author of Losing Our Religion: How Unaffiliated Parents Are Raising Their Children.

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Lisa D. Pearce

Lisa D. Pearce is a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She studies religious and family dynamics and how they affect a child’s transition to adulthood.

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Vern Bengtson

Vern Bengtson is a professor of gerontology and sociology emeritus at the University of Southern California. He studies family relationships across generations, as well as how religious beliefs are passed from parents to children.

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