“Defining Marriage: A Debate!” at U of H tomorrow

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

One day we will get to the point where an University inviting guests to debate marriage equality will be greeted with the same scorn that an on-campus debate on women’s suffrage or whether or not African-Americans are 3/5 of a person would engender, but that day is not today. Just in time for the expected U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruling on Prop. 8  tomorrow, Feb. 7, the Federalist Society and Outlaw at the University of Houston present “Defining Marriage: A Debate!” at noon in the Bates Law Building room 109.

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder of the Ruth Institute, a project of the National Organization for Marriage, will be on hand to defend the continued prohibition against marriage equality. Mitchell Katine, who served as local counsel in Lawrence v. Texas (the Supreme Court case declaring Texas’ law against “homosexual conduct” unconstitutional) will defend marriage as a civil right, constitutionally guaranteed by equal protection under the law.

As a bonus the first 70 attendees to arrive will receive a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich and waffle fries, because we like our civil rights debated with a side of irony.

After the jump get a sneak peak at the kind of keen logical arguments to be expected from Dr. Morse:

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Gay Anglican Priest Ousted For Inviting 2 Royal Soldiers Into His Bed

The Rev. David Gilmore, of St. Anne's Anglican Church in London's Soho district, was found guilty of "conduct unbecoming or inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders" by a tribunal looking into allegations the 40-year-old openly gay priest treated two guests — a member of the Royal Air Force and a Royal Navy sailor who were staying with him after a gay rights conference in December 2009 — to an evening of wine, conversations about his sexual conquests, and an invitation to share his bed. They declined, and claim Gilmore entered their room the following morning in the nude. Gilmore — who in 2009 defended in court the right of prostitutes to operate a brothel — has been dismissed from the church.


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