Benjamin P. Marcus (he/him/his) is a Constitutional Law Fellow with GLAD. He previously served as a GLAD Legal Intern in summer 2021. As a Fellow, Ben will help GLAD strengthen legal strategies to defend the constitutional rights of the LGBTQ+ community from ongoing attacks, including attempts to undermine or overturn marriage equality and other legal rights and protections.
Ben also has deep interest in the relationship between religion and law. His past research projects have examined the intersections of religious literacy, religious liberty, constitutional interpretation, and education in the United States, expressed in multiple book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, and national columns. From 2017-2020, he served as the religious literacy specialist for the Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum, where he developed religious literacy programs for public schools, universities, businesses, and government organizations. In 2018, he traveled to Albania as a Fulbright Specialist to advise Ministry of Education officials on developing national policies related to religion and education.
Ben earned a J.D. at Yale Law School, where he served as a Coker Fellow in Constitutional Law, a notes editor on the Yale Law Journal, and the co-president of OutLaws. He also attended Harvard Divinity School as a Presidential Scholar, where he earned an M.T.S. with a concentration in religion, ethics, and politics. As an undergraduate, he studied religion at the University of Cambridge and Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude.