Panel on Gay Marriage Set for May 27

Fri. May 21, 2004 12:00 AM

Hosted by DePaul Humanities Center

Chicago, IL - In light of the historic events taking place in Massachusetts this week, the DePaul Humanities Center will be hosting a panel discussion on the topic of gay marriage next Thursday.

On Thursday, May 27, 2004, from 6-8 p.m. in room 254 of the Schmitt Academic Center (2320 North Kenmore Ave.), the DePaul Humanities Center will host Gay Marriage: Faith-based, Legal and Personal Perspectives.

This panel, led by Darrell Moore, Associate Professor of Philosophy, will look at the contentious issue of gay marriage from a variety of perspectives:

In what ways do religious communities articulate positions for or against gay marriage? What are the advantages or disadvantages to making the case for gay marriage in the legislative arena? By judicial means? What is at stake for those who seek the right to gay marriage? For those who oppose it?

Panelists include:

Rev. Gregory Dell, Pastor, Broadway United Methodist Church, who in 1999 received a one-year suspension for conducting Holy Union services for same sex couples;

Rev. James Halstead, O.S.A., Associate Professor and Chair of Religious Studies, DePaul University;

Susan Mezey, J.D., Professor of Political Science, Loyola University;

Jackie Taylor, Professor of Communication and Director, DePaul Humanities Center.

This event is free and open to the public.

For further information, contact the Humanities Center at 773-325-4580.