For many of us the matter of marriage equality–AKA same-sex, or same-gender, marriage–is settled. No debate.
In the meantime, others continue to argue against equality, calling forth strenuous negative arguments based on religion, the U.S. constitution, social custom, and morality.
If you want to hear a lively, civil, debate on the subject, the First Freedom Center has just the event for you. This Sunday, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, four speakers will debate the topic, “Same-Sex Marriage in Religion, Public Policy and the Constitution.” The event will be held in the VCU Commons Theater, 907 Floyd Avenue.
Speakers include Delegate Bob Marshall (co-sponsor of the anti-marriage Marshall-Newman state constitutional amendment) and Eric Huszar–against marriage equality–and Sarah Warbelow (State Legislative Director for the Human Rights Campaign) and Cameron Hunt (VCU Queer Action, active Episcopalian seminarian-to-be and staffer for People of Faith for Equality in Virginia)–for marriage equality.
It should be a good bit of theater. However, as much as I want to attend, I have a previous commitment. The irony is rich.
I am meeting with a lesbian couple who want me to perform their wedding at MCC Richmond–because their pastor is unable to do so at their church!