Benjamin P. Marcus is a summer legal intern at GLAD. He is a rising second-year student at Yale Law School, where he’s especially interested in coursework, research, and clinical work related to the intersection of religious freedom and LGBTQ+ rights.
From 2017-2020 he served as the religious literacy specialist with the Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum, where he developed religious literacy programs for public schools, universities, businesses, and government organizations. He continues to serve as a Freedom Forum fellow.
His research and publications examine the intersection of education, religious literacy, and religious liberty in the United States. He has authored multiple book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles, and he wrote regularly for First Five, a nationally distributed column about the First Amendment. He has been interviewed by major media outlets including NPR’s All Things Considered, the Chicago Tribune, the Houston Chronicle, The Hill, and Bloomberg News.
Marcus attended Harvard Divinity School as a Presidential Scholar where he earned a Masters of Theological Studies with a concentration in religion, ethics, and politics. He studied religion at the University of Cambridge and Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He lives in New Haven, CT with his partner of nine years and new puppy. When he’s not working or in school, he loves to travel, cook, and watch NBC comedies.