Catholic Voices co-hosts ‘the great marriage debate’
Two weeks before the Government’s consultation on redefining marriage draws to a close, Catholic Voices is hosting a debate on the issue together with the British Humanist Association.
Three speakers on each side will debate the motion, ‘This House Would Legalise Same-Sex Marriage’, at the Emmanuel Centre, Westminster on 29 May. Please download a flyer for more details.
The debate will show that the lines are not always easily drawn in this debate.
Andrew Copson, chief executive of the British Humanist Association, will propose the motion, together with Professor Tina Beattie, a liberal Catholic theologian at the University of Roehampton, and Dr Jonathan Romain, a rabbi at the Maidenhead synagogue who campaigns against faith schools.
Austen Ivereigh, coordinator of Catholic Voices, will oppose the motion, together with Brendan O’Neill, the atheist editor of Spiked Online, and Peter Williams, author of a recent leaflet on same-sex marriage.
The debate, which begins at 6.30pm on 29 May, will be chaired by the broadcaster Roger Bolton, who will lead a “Question Time”-style audience Q&A between the various speeches.
Tickets cost £5.00 and should be reserved in advance by emailing email@example.com.