About Gerard V. Bradley

Gerard V. Bradley is Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School and a Senior Fellow of the Witherspoon Institute, where he is the Director of the Center on Religion and the Constitution. Professor Bradley sits on the editorial board of Public Discourse.

by on May 29th, 2014

Justice Kennedy’s opinion in Greece v. Galloway is the Court’s best piece of Establishment Clause work in decades—and a happy omen for religious liberty in our country.

by on May 7th, 2014

The lifelong, unbreakable chords of fealty and identity that family members possess for each other depend upon the biological matrix created by the marital union of man and woman.

by on January 22nd, 2014

The pro-life movement has won a great battle by convincing the American public that an unborn child is a person. But that is not enough. Now, we must make an ethical argument against the horrific injustice of abortion.

by on January 10th, 2014

The age in which all states were united in understanding marriage as the exclusive union of man and woman for life has passed away. Now, new legislation seeks to protect the right of each state to define marriage for those who reside within its borders.

by on November 6th, 2013

Judicial precedent, historical awareness, and the very nature of prayer all make it clear: legislators have the right to begin their assemblies with a prayer.

by on October 16th, 2013

Faith-based dorms at secular universities offer a positive alternative to the indoctrination and debasement present on many campuses.

by and on July 25th, 2013

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act would equate sexual orientation and gender identity, ambiguous and malleable concepts, with immutable features like race, color, and ethnicity as classes worthy of special legal protection.

by on January 25th, 2013

The Roe Court’s suppression of a foundational question—who is the law for—means that the decision could be overturned by any of several feticide cases that could reach the current Court.

by on June 5th, 2012

The HHS mandate illustrates three liberal ideological commitments that treat religious freedom as an afterthought.

by on May 18th, 2012

The views about faith and religion that President Obama expressed in his Commencement Address at Notre Dame pave the way for his HHS mandate. He would protect the state from the church, not by privatizing faith, but by redefining it.

by , and on September 26th, 2011

A recent rule issued by the Obama administration threatens our nation’s healthcare by attacking the consciences of our nation’s healthcare providers.

by , and on March 30th, 2011

Defenders of conjugal marriage must be careful to not obscure the true nature of marriage—and the state’s true interest in promoting it.

by , and on March 28th, 2011

There is an intrinsic link between marriage and procreation, but this does not mean that infertile couples cannot really be married.

by on February 28th, 2011

President Obama has dropped the defense of marriage out of political convenience rather than reasonable opposition.

by on October 6th, 2009

Though there is no hope of having a morally neutral definition of marriage, it is possible to have one based on human nature and supported by sound reasoning.

by on October 21st, 2008

The Golden Rule should serve as a guide to those weighing a vote for "pro-choice" politicians.