D.C.‘s David Catania on how minorities, people of faith moved the freedom to marry forward
April 02, 2010
Posted by Juliana Brint in the Georgetown Voice's Vox Populi:
"When D.C. Councilmember and alum David Catania (I-At Large, SFS ‘90, LAW ‘94) gave a speech at Georgetown in March of last year, he talked about marriage equality as an 'undying civil rights' issue that he hoped to make progress on. What a difference a year makes: Yesterday, Catania was back on campus, discussing the successful freedom to marry legalization bill he sponsored and the role race and religion played in the fight for marriage equality in the District.
"The panel discussion—which also featured Cathy Renna, a media relations expert who specializes on LGBT topics, Richard Sincere (SFS ‘81), the president of Gays and Lesbians for Liberty, Michael Crawford, the communications director of Freedom to Marry, and Joseph Palacios, a Georgetown professor and priest who has been vocally supportive of the freedom to marry—focused on how D.C.’s marriage equality movement found success by actively engaging minorities and people of faith."
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