Gay Marriage Commission announces first forum

The Vermont Commission on Family Recognition and Protection – or the Gay Marriage Commission as most people outside of Montpelier are calling it – has scheduled the first few public forums on the issue.

Commission members will meet for a short organization session at Johnson State College on Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Following that, in the Bentley Auditorium at the college, the commission will hold its first forum from 7-9 p.m.

The second forum is scheduled for Bennington, location to be announced, on Nov. 19. Before that, the commission will also meet with legal experts and law students on Oct. 29 from 1-5 p.m. at the Chase Center at Vermont Law School in South Royalton.

-Dan Barlow

2 Responses to Gay Marriage Commission announces first forum

  1. Green.Mountain.05401

    It seems to me that the media plays an important role of providing information to the public so that we can have an informed debate on the question of marriage equality.
    So far, virtually all of the coverage has been about the mechanics, controversy and politics surrounding the commission.
    When are we going to see some coverage about the merits of the issue? When are we going to see some factual reporting?
    So far the assumption seems to be that this is a topic that only relates to personal opinion and politics. I’d like to see our opinions and politics informed by fact. Isn’t that what the media is for?
    Dan Barlow, what do you think of the coverage so far? What can you tell us about the plans to cover this issue over the next year?

  2. Green.Mountain.05401

    It seems to me that the media plays an important role of providing information to the public so that we can have an informed debate on the question of marriage equality.
    So far, virtually all of the coverage has been about the mechanics, controversy and politics surrounding the commission.
    When are we going to see some coverage about the merits of the issue? When are we going to see some factual reporting?
    So far the assumption seems to be that this is a topic that only relates to personal opinion and politics. I’d like to see our opinions and politics informed by fact. Isn’t that what the media is for?
    Dan Barlow, what do you think of the coverage so far? What can you tell us about the plans to cover this issue over the next year?