Same-Sex Marriage: Why it is a requirement of reason in a secular democracy

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

March 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Location: Utica College: ECJSC Building - Carbone Auditorium

Phone: 315-792-3759


Event Description

Presented by the Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College, philosopher and linguist Adele Mercier who will present her talk, “Same Sex Marriage: Why it is a Requirement of Reason in a Secular Democracy.”

In 2001, Mercier served as an expert witness for Canadian Courts in the year’s same-sex marriage debate, which led to legalizing same-sex marriages through out the country.

During her talk, Mercier discuss the ethical and legal contraints on reasoning correctly about the issue. She will also review various arguments against same-sex marriage as they were presented in the Canadian Courts and illustrate how each one resorts to fallacious reasoning.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will take place in the Carbone Family Auditorium at 7 p.m.

For more information about this event, contact Christopher Riddle, assistant professor and chair of philosophy and director of the Applied Ethics Institute at UC, at (315) 792-3759 or
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