Marriage amendment forum open to both sides

(Published October. 12, 2006, 8:38 a.m.)

An Informational forum on the proposed Marriage Amendment to the Wisconsin State constitution will be held in Elkhorn Sunday.

The forum will take place at the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m.

According to a news release from the church, the forum will include representatives from both those in favor of the amendment and those opposed it.

The members of First Congregational U.C.C. have provided this opportunity for people in the community to express their ideas and opinions, to listen and hear what others have to say, as well as to ask questions and explore answers.

All those who would like to take part in this important conversation are encouraged to attend.

The amendment for consideration on Nov. 7 is: Article XIII Section 13: Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized in this state.

People of faith and conviction are on both sides of this issue.

The members and friends of First Congregational UCC believe that community members can respectfully and honestly consider the issue and, if necessary, agree to disagree.

In this public forum, on a sometimes emotional issue, all those present will be asked to listen carefully, speak thoughtfully and respect all opinions.

This forum is not an attempt to advocate for a particular position but to inform the public of an important policy and moral issue that voters will face in November.

Coffee and Dessert will be available.

First Congregational U.C.C is located at 76 S. Wisconsin Street on the corner of S. Wisconsin and Geneva Street in downtown Elkhorn.

For questions or further information please contact Rev. Scott McLeod, Pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ at 262-723-3246 or email at 1stcongo@elknet.net

 

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