Now that Washington voters have approved marriage equality, Bishop Gene Robinson is not so much “making the case” here as he is preaching to the choir—and celebrating. Marriage equality has come a long way since Robinson became the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom: He wore a bulletproof vest to his 2003 consecration, but in 2010 the Episcopal Church consecrated a second gay bishop, and this year it authorized a provisional liturgy for the blessing of marriages in states where it is legal. But that’s not everywhere—yet—so the Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire, author of God Believes in Love, remains one of the world’s leading religious spokespersons for gay rights and gay marriage, sharing his religious argument and personal insight: He’s been married to a man for the last four years. Presented as part of the Town Hall Civics series with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship by The Stranger.
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