Wednesday, October 25, 2006

PBS programs on marriage amendment in Richmond and Charlottesville

"Irreconcilable Differences: Defining Marriage in Virginia" is a documentary exploring the controversial Marshall-Newman amendment to the Virginia constitution restricting marriage and marriage-like relationships.

The program will tell the personal stories of two Virginia families, one gay and one straight, who believe that they will be affected by this amendment. The program will also explore the underlying principles and beliefs of select Virginians on each side of the issue, including legislators, clergy and activists

It premieres Thursday, October 26 at 8 PM Richmond’s PBS affiliate, WCVE and Charlottesville’s WHTJ (other dates and times include: Nov. 1, 11:00 pm, Nov. 4, 4:00 am, Nov. 5, 2:00 pm, and Nov. 6, 1:00 am). The show profiles couples, legislators, and ministers on both sides of the issue.

Following the documentary at 9:00 p.m. will be a special live edition of Virginia Currents with panelists from both sides of the debate to discuss Ballot Question #1. Titled “Marriage and Religion”, they will also be accepting calls from the audience during the one-hour show.

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