Kyle C. Velte

Kyle Velte is an associate professor of law at the University of Kansas School of Law. Velte joined the KU Law faculty in 2018. Her scholarship examines the intersection of sexuality, gender and the law and has recently focused on the perceived tensions between religious freedom and LGBT civil rights along three axes — law, policy and theory. She filed or coauthored amicus briefs in the United States Supreme Court cases of ​Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, United States v. Windsor, Obergefell v. Hodges and Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission and has appeared in the media discussing issues of religious liberty and its connection to antidiscrimination law, Title IX and marriage equality. Velte holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and a J.D., summa cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law. Velte is a member and past President of the Colorado LGBT Bar Association and is a member of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association.