gallagherWord from the Institute for American Values today informs us that there will be a live streaming, live blogging conversation with co-authors Maggie Gallagher and John Corvino to discuss their new “point/counterpoint” book, Debating Same-Sex Marriage. The moderator is David Blankenhorn. See here for the e-invitation:  

When: June 7, 2012, at 6:00 pm. Eastern US time. 

How: Tune in at this link:

Why:     In Debating Same-Sex Marriage, John Corvino and Maggie Gallagher have done something unprecedented: They have engaged each other’s arguments carefully, systematically, and with mutual respect. Much of the gay marriage debate today consists of shouting, name-calling, and the endless repetition of talking points. Ready for a real debate? Here it is.

corvinoMaggie Gallagher is a nationally syndicated columnist; the co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage, a leading voice in the movement to strengthen marriage as a social institution; and the author of three other books on marriage including (with University of Chicago Prof. Linda J. Waite) The Case for Marriage: Why Married People are Happier, Healthier and Better-Off Financially

John Corvino Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. As “The Gay Moralist,” he was a regular columnist for the now-defunct, as well as a frequent contributor to, The Independent Gay Forum, and other online venues. He has contributed to dozens of books, and is currently completing a book entitled What’s Wrong with Homosexuality? for Oxford University Press.  

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Carolyn Moynihan

Carolyn Moynihan is the former deputy editor of MercatorNet