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Marriage panel to be held in Saginaw

By |2004-04-01T09:00:00-05:00April 1st, 2004|Uncategorized|

SAGINAW – Perceptions, a mid-Michigan gay organization, and Saginaw Valley State University’s Gay-Straight Alliance will host “Same-Sex Marriage: What’s at stake?” a public discussion with local and state gay and ally leaders on Wed. April 7 at 7 p.m.
“Same-Sex Marriage: What’s at stake?” will define, explore and defend same-sex marriage for the gay and general communities. The panelists have worked with the gay community in the areas of advocacy, law, spirituality, family, and higher education.
Same-sex marriage news bombards us in the media daily. Thousands of couples were married nationally last month. Ministers were arrested for marrying same-sex couples. What is really happening? Are they really breaking the law? Do same-sex marriages threaten society? Why is this happening now? What’s at stake?
The panelists will include Sean Kosofsky, Director of Policy at the Triangle Foundation; Jay Kaplan, staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union’s Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) Legal Project in Detroit; Rev. Beth Rakestraw, currently serving two Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC), one in Midland and another in Flint; Jay Crane, president of PFLAG Tri-Cities Chapter; and Jennifer Judd, president of SVSU’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA).

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