LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — A panel of Motlow College professors will celebrate Constitution Day by leading the discussion “Morality and the Constitution: The Discovery of Gay Rights,” on Sept. 17. The forum will take place inside Eoff Hall’s Powers Auditorium on the Moore County campus from 10:50 a.m. until 12:05 p.m.
Dr. David Bolby, associate professor of history and political science at Motlow, will present “A Brief Summary of Obergefell v. Hodges.” Ed Craig, adjunct professor of criminal justice at Tennessee State University, will discuss “Moral Philosophy and the Constitution.” Dr. Lucy Craig, associate professor of criminal justice at Motlow, will present “The Evolution of Gay Rights in Selected Supreme Court Decisions,” and Dr. Scott Cook, assistant vice president for academic affairs and professor of history, will discuss “Gay Rights in Historical Perspective.”
“This is the college’s 10th annual Constitution Day panel,” said Dr. Cook. “The purpose of the event is to encourage discussion and critical thought about a constitutional issue that is relevant and that will promote critical thought and discussion.”
Motlow College’s Student Government Association (SGA) will be hosting “Your Vote Matters,” also on Sept. 17, in an effort to push voter registration and to commemorate National Voter Registration Month. Tennessee’s Secretary of State Tre Hargett will be on campus during the event and is encouraging Tennesseans to use the hashtag #GoVoteTN to promote voter registration.
Both events are free to the public and members of the Motlow community are urged to attend.