Talks & Topics
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.

Dates & times

23 Sep 2017
Approximate run time: 60 mins
  • 1:00 pm


Level 5 Function Room, Green side, Royal Festival Hall


Included in Pass

need to know

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

before & after

SNOG Frozen Yoghurt Bus at Southbank Centre
All aboard the Snog Bus for delicious frozen yoghurt and a top deck light show
Food from Le Pain Quotidien at the Southbank Centre
Le Pain Quotidien entices you in with the delicious smell of fresh bread and coffee