Gay marriage experts to debate at NKU

Two renowned experts will argue over the merits of gay marriage Oct. 7 in the Otto Budig Theater.

John Corvino, who has covered gay topics since the ’90s in national magazines, and Glenn Stanton, who has published three books on family values, will come to campus to discuss the ramifications of allowing people of the same sex to marry.

Corvino has said that gay marriage would not only benefit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals, but it would also increase the number of stable households where children can grow up.

Stanton, however, has decried that viewpoint. He said that gay marriage threatens the traditional value of the nuclear family. He has also said that such nuptials would rule out the idea of a mother and a father being present.

Corvino also serves as the editor of the magazine “Same-sex: Debating the ethics, science and culture of homosexuality.” According to his Web site, he has spoken before government contractors, churches, universities and businesses.

Stanton has written articles for nationally syndicated conservative magazines, such as Current Thoughts and Trends, Dr. Laura’s Perspective and National Forum, according to his Web site.

Doors open at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.