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Experts examine impact of Tuesday's gay marriage vote

Oct. 27, 2004

KALAMAZOO--On Tuesday, Nov. 2, Michigan voters will decide whether to amend the Michigan Constitution to prohibit gay marriage. Two days after the referendum, a panel discussion at Western Michigan University will explore whether voters did the right thing as well as the meaning and consequences of the decision.

Sponsored by the WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, the discussion begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in the Bernhard Center's Brown and Gold Room. The program is free and open to the public.

Panelists will include the Rev. Jill McAllister of People's Church of Kalamazoo, Dr. John Clark, WMU associate professor of political science, and a third person to be announced. Dr. Joseph Ellin, WMU professor emeritus of philosophy, will serve as moderator.

For more information, contact the center at (269) 387-4397 or <ethicscenter@wmich.edu>, or visit the Web site at <www.wmich.edu/ethics>.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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