Andrew Graham will discuss what the Equality Act is and how it will impact classical Christian schools. The Act seeks to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes akin to race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. Learn more about the Act and how classical Christian schools will be affected, including details surrounding biological men able to compete in women’s sports, tax-exempt status, and legal sanctions.
Andrew D. Graham is a senior fellow at the Religious Freedom Institute, a Washington, DC-based think tank whose mission is to promote religious freedom for everyone, everywhere. He is a regular presenter at universities, academic gatherings, and think tanks on law and religion. Previously, Andrew was a partner at Jackson Walker LLP, a more than 130-year-old law firm with more than 400 lawyers across Texas. In private practice, he achieved an extensive record of success in high-stakes litigation in both trial and appellate courts and was named a “Super Lawyers—Rising Star” multiple times. He is an elected member of The Mont Pelerin Society and The Philadelphia Society, and a member of The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies and the Society for Classical Learning. He also serves on the Advisory Council for the American Public Philosophy Institute (APPI). Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree at Southern Methodist University (SMU), where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and the Hyer Society. He then earned master’s degrees at Oxford University, where he was a member of Oriel College, and the University of Chicago before returning home to Texas to earn his law degree at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. Andrew is a first-generation American and holds dual American–Australian citizenship. He and his wife Molly have three children, all of whom have been educated at The Covenant School in Dallas, Texas, where Molly teaches Fourth Grade. Their oldest son is now a freshman at Covenant College.