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APSU joins national debate on gay, lesbian marriage

From New York to California, a national debate regarding the issue of gay and lesbian marriage continues.

In recent weeks, same-sex couples have flocked to San Francisco to wed, while on the east coast, New Yorks state legislature, calling the unions unconstitutional, put a quick halt to them.

The issue of gay and lesbian marriage will come under discussion at Austin Peay next week, according to Dr. Timothy Sweet-Holp, director of grants and sponsored programs.
From New York to California, a national debate regarding the issue of gay and lesbian marriage continues.

In recent weeks, same-sex couples have flocked to San Francisco to wed, while on the east coast, New York's state legislature, calling the unions “unconstitutional,” put a quick halt to them.

The issue of gay and lesbian marriage will come under discussion at Austin Peay next week, according to Dr. Timothy Sweet-Holp, director of grants and sponsored programs.

A Brown Bag Luncheon/Discussion on Gay and Lesbian Marriage will be held from noon until 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, in room 305 of the Joe Morgan University Center.

The discussion will be led by three faculty members: Professor Glenn Carter, director of APSU's Social Work Program, will discuss the issue as discrimination based on sexual orientation. Dr. David Kanervo, professor of political science, will comment on public policy as it pertains to same-sex unions. Dr. Mark Michael, associate professor of philosophy, will discuss sexual orientation in a liberal democracy.

After brief opening comments, the floor will be open for questions and discussion.

“The session will be moderated, and all viewpoints will be welcomed and respected,” Sweet-Holp says. “Bring a brown-bag lunch and join us for a healthy discussion of this timely topic.”
—Dennie Burke