Polls and election results show Americans are sharply divided on same-sex marriage, and the controversy is unlikely to subside, especially with a presidential election almost upon us. As a result, Debating Same-Sex Marriage co-author John Corvino, chose to speak to some of the questions revolving around the same-sex marriage dilemma and why the rights and responsibilities of marriage are still important.
In a series of videos, Corvino explores issues such as: Why marriage? (Why not civil unions?) Is gay marriage a threat to religious freedom? Is homosexuality unnatural? Are people who oppose gay marriage bigots?
Watch the full playlist of videos where John Corvino answers common questions about marriage equality and homosexuality.
John Corvino, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. As “The Gay Moralist,” he was a regular columnist for the now-defunct 365gay.com, as well as a frequent contributor to pridesource.com, The Independent Gay Forum, and other online venues. He has contributed to dozens of books, and is currently completing a book entitled What’s Wrong with Homosexuality? for Oxford University Press. An award-winning teacher, he has lectured at over 200 campuses on issues of sexuality, ethics, and marriage. Some of his writing and video clips of his lectures are available at www.johncorvino.com. John Corvino and Maggie Gallagher are the authors of Debating Same-Sex Marriage.