Same-Sex Marriage Debate

David Blankenhorn and Evan Wolfson debated the question “Should State Legislatures Approve Same-Sex Marriage?” The debate was… read more

David Blankenhorn and Evan Wolfson debated the question “Should State Legislatures Approve Same-Sex Marriage?” The debate was moderated by Dean Friedman and focused on how state legislatures should approach the issues of equal treatment and protection of citizens, the benefits of marriage over other forms of legal contracts between two people, and the traditional role marriage played in society. They also responded to questions from the audience. 

David Blankenhorn has co-edited five books: Rebuilding the Nest: A New Commitment to the American Family (1990); Seedbeds of Virtue: Sources of Competence, Character, and Citizenship in American Society (1995); Promises to Keep: Decline and Renewal of Marriage in America (1996); The Fatherhood Movement (1999); and The Book of Marriage: The Wisest Answers to the Toughest Questions (2001). Evan Wolfson is the author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People’s Right to Marry, published by Simon and Schuster. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Same-Sex Marriage Debate

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Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Debate
Location:
White Plains, New York, United States
First Aired:
Mar 25, 2007
Last Aired:
Apr 8, 2007

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  • Mar 25, 2007 | 12:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 25, 2007 | 8:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 31, 2007 | 4:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 08, 2007 | 4:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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