Transforming the conversation: Finding common ground on marriage equality

By on May 12, 2013

YWCA logoNews release from the YWCA Northeast Indiana:

“Transforming the Conversation: Finding Common Ground on Marriage Equality”

(May 6, 2013) – The head of a group working to achieve marriage equality in Indiana by fostering respectful conversations among Hoosiers will speak at the YWCA Northeast Indiana on May 22 at noon.

Jean Capler, president of Fair Talk, a Bloomington-based grassroots group, will speak as part of the YWCA’s Diversity Dialogue series. Fair Talk’s current focus is working to defeat the proposed House Joint Resolution 6, which states: “Only marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Indiana. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.”
Jean will discuss some of the rights denied to same gender couples, then open it up for discussion.

The Dialogue will take place on Wednesday, May 22, from noon to 1:30 pm at YWCA Northeast Indiana’s 1610 Spy Run Avenue office. This and all Diversity Dialogues are free and open to the public. Free parking is available. To join us, please RSVP on our YWCA Northeast Indiana Facebook page, or contact Administrative Coordinator Sue Hiatt at [email protected] or (260) 424-4908 ext.254.

 

About the YWCA
The YWCA is the voice for every woman. For over a century, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S. Worldwide, the YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries.

Since 1894, the YWCA Northeast Indiana, which serves Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells, and Whitley counties, has given voice to the concerns of women and provided services to meet the changing needs of women and their families. A nonprofit organization, the YWCA operates Indiana’s oldest domestic violence shelter, providing shelter and services to women, men and children escaping domestic violence. The YWCA welcomes the interest and participation of both women and men committed to this vision. The organization receives support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and other groups, and is a United Way Partner Agency in each county served.

 

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