Here we gomosexuals! With some help from our friends at Town Hall, The Stranger is bringing together the region’s leading voices for and against same-sex marriage to face off on Wednesday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Not only is it timely—with a bill dropping in the legislature this month to grant full marriage rights to same-sex couples—these folks are all excellent debaters. Arguing in favor of marriage equality is Dan Savage, who needs no introduction, and Representative Laurie Jinkins, who represents the state's 27th District in Tacoma. An attorney, Jinkins is a whip-smart freshman member of the legislature's LGBT caucus. On the other side, attorney Stephen Pidgeon represented Protect Marriage Washington in its Supreme Court fight to shield the names of people who signed Referendum 71. And finally, Pastor Ken Hutcherson, leader of the Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, has long crusaded against gay-marriage rights.
The event at Town Hall (8th Ave and Seneca Street) will be moderated by KIRO's Dave Ross. The event is co-presented by The Stranger and Town Hall, with a generous hand from the Antioch Bible Church.
If you want to go, here's the deal: Because event will be, uh, popular... you'll need to reserve FREE tickets in advance. You can reserve up to two tickets, but please reserve only one if you don't have a guest. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Seats will be held until 7:15 p.m., when rush seats will be offered on a space-available basis. Town Hall members receive priority seating.
With no further ado, it's my great honor to say, GO RESERVE YOUR SEATS NOW!