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Same-Sex Marriage Town Hall Set For Tuesday

Associated Press

With the Supreme Court set to hear oral arguments in Kentucky’s same-sex marriage cases in April, two groups advocating for gay marriage plan to host a town hall in Lexington Tuesday.

While a ruling on the six combined marriage cases out of Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee isn’t expected until June, Freedom to Marry and the Campaign for Southern Equality want to raise awareness ahead of the decision and renew the conversation in Lexington.

A recent Bluegrass Poll registered a slight uptick in opposition to same-sex marriage in Kentucky, and Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry, says advocates need to be more visible.

"I think what polls showing some resistance continuing in Kentucky suggests is that we haven't done enough to really talk about the real people involved. We haven't engaged enough Kentuckians in a conversation like the conversation we've had across the country," he says.

Chris Hartman, head of the Fairness Campaign, and plaintiffs in the Kentucky marriage cases will also be on hand for the Carnegie Center town hall on Tuesday. The event starts at 6 PM.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.
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