In advance of a recent event in the Tolerance Means Dialogues discussion series that she co-founded, Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson sat down with Deseret News to discuss the importance of fostering open dialogue on tough issues, especially on college campuses. An influential family law scholar, Wilson was instrumental in the passage of the Utah Compromise in 2015 as well as the Respect for Marriage Act at the national level. Although legislative progress seems somewhat stalled on issues concerning the balance of religious freedom with LGBTQ rights, Wilson has begun to look beyond legislation alone for solutions, and feels strongly that universities can play an important role.
"Universities can choose to create the context around these discussions to make all students feel like they can speak publicly,” she said, emphasizing the need for students to experience conversations about important disagreements without fear.
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