Marriage Amendment: The Meaning Behind the Messages
The inaugural event will focus on the debate over whether the state constitution should be amended to define marriage only as the union of a man and a woman. Richard Carlbom, executive director of Minnesotans United for All Families (the anti-amendment coalition), will be interviewed by MinnPost journalist Beth Hawkins and University of Minnesota Communications Studies Professor Ed Schiappa. The discussion will focus on messaging being used in Minnesota and elsewhere by groups fighting for and against the amendment. Video clips will be shown and analyzed.