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Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & debates

Gay Marriage

Part of Belief and Beyond Belief

Hear the differing voices on the key issue of same-sex marriage rights in this enlightening debate.

Same-sex marriage has increasing support around the world, with a growing number of countries since 2001 – including several Nordic nations, the UK and USA – recognising the right of same-sex couples to legally marry.

Despite this growing tide of public support, gay marriage remains a divisive issue for many religions, that view it as a traditional bond for man and woman, sanctified by God.

Does God’s love extend to same-sex marriage, or does it stop short? A panel of religious leaders, scientists, activists and experts try to answer this and explore the moral, spiritual and legal issues of same-sex marriage.


Level 5 Function Room, Green side, Royal Festival Hall


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This event is included in the Saturday Pass, and is part of How to Be Good: Gurus, Gods and Guidance.

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View of the Riverside Terrace Cafe at the Southbank Centre
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People around the Central Bar at the Southbank Centre
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