Director, Center for Religious Liberty
Travis S. Weber is the Director of the Center for Religious Liberty at the Family Research Council, where he focuses on a variety of legal and policy issues pertaining to religious freedom. In his current role, Travis advises FRC on international and domestic religious freedom issues, and advocates for religious freedom on behalf of FRC in a variety of forums.
Travis has testified on religious freedom in the armed forces before the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the House Armed Service Committee. He has spoken at universities such as Regent University School of Law and Colorado Christian University, and before the FRC Action Values Voter Summit and Conservative Political Action Conference. Internationally, Travis has conducted religious freedom and human rights training in the Kurdistan region of Iraq for civil society members, implementing and overseeing a multi-day interactive training program.
He also advocates for religious freedom on behalf of FRC by appearing on television, radio, and in print media. Travis has made numerous television appearances (including on MSNBC, CNN, CBS, FOX, CBN, and EWTN) and conducted radio interviews (including on ABC News Radio, NPR, TheBlaze Radio Network, USA Radio News, American Family Radio, Laura Ingraham, and FRC’s Washington Watch) on religious freedom and related legal issues. He has also published pieces with Public Discourse, Scotusblog, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Orlando Sentinel, Washington Times, Tulsa World, Roanoke Times, The Oklahoman, Columbus Dispatch, The Federalist, Townhall, FaithStreet, First Things, Daily Signal, The Hill, CNS News, Christian Post, RealClearReligion, and other platforms. Travis has been interviewed for print stories which appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and others.
He also drafts policy briefs and assists with FRC’s amicus efforts in the courts. Travis also publishes scholarly works, including: Will Nonprofit Religious Organizations Withstand the Sexual Revolution in Law?, 29 Regent U. L. Rev. 259 (2017); Freedom of Conscience and New “LGBT Rights” in International Human Rights Law, 2 Regent J. Global Justice & Public Policy 277 (2016) (co-authored with L. Lin, and previewed in Public Discourse, Mar. 31, 2016); The Obligation to Prevent in the Proposed Convention Examined in Light of the Obligation to Prevent in the Genocide Convention, in On the Proposed Crimes Against Humanity Convention 173 (Morten Bergsmo & SONG Tianying eds., 2014); and The Free Speech Protection Act of 2008: Protection Against Suppression, 22 Regent U. L. Rev. 481 (2010) (student note).
Before joining FRC, Travis practiced law in the areas of civil rights, criminal defense, and military law. He holds a J.D. from Regent University School of Law, where he served as the Notes & Comments Editor on Law Review. Travis also graduated with an LL.M. in International Law (with distinction) and a Certificate in International Human Rights Law from Georgetown University Law Center.
Travis previously served as a Navy pilot after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was captain of the Intercollegiate Sailing Team and a two-time College Sailing All-American.
Recent Activity of Travis Weber
- The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act: Ensuring a Free Marketplace of Adoption Providers
- What Mike Pompeo understands about religion and national security
- Religious Freedom and National Security
- Billy Graham's Legacy - Faith Looming Large in Public Life
- The EEOC's Ever-Expanding Definition of “Sex Discrimination”
- Religious liberty report card: The Trump administration's first year