On November 2, from 1-3pm in the TSC Auditorium there will be a panel discussion on gay marriage. It is called “Gays and Marriage: Religious Perspectives” and is sponsored by the Center for Women and Gender Lecture Series. Representatives from various faith traditions will be on the panel – Episcopalian, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Buddhist, and Hindu. I (Kleiner) will be the “practicing representative” of the Roman Catholic faith.
It sounds like the panel discussion was occasioned by the screening of the 8: A Mormon Proposition documentary last week. The hope, as I understand it, is to gather together some religious perspectives with the aim of having a dialogue that does not simply throw gasoline on the fire. The event is open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.