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Matt Foreman and Maggie Gallagher face off on election results and same-sex marriage

Date: 
November 07, 2006

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Who:
Matt Foreman, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Inc.
Maggie Gallagher, Nationally Syndicated Columnist

What:
Debate on Election Results and Same-Sex Marriage

When:
Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30PM

Where:
People For the American Way Foundation
Northeast Regional Office
149 5th Ave. (at 21st Street), 7th Floor
New York City

Why:
By Wednesday, November 8, the polls will be closed. Ballots will be cast. Results will be in. That’s when People For the American Way (PFAW) Foundation is hosting a two-part discussion featuring Maggie Gallagher (www.maggiegallagher.com), a nationally syndicated — sometimes controversial — columnist, who believes marriage equality in the United States is a progressive attempt to hijack a fundamentally religious institution, and Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Inc. (www.theTaskForce.org) and an outspoken leading voice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. Part one of the discussion will be an analysis of the election results: Who won, who lost and why? Part two will be a debate about same-sex marriage. A period for questions and answers will follow.

Don’t miss this discussion, hosted by People For the American Way Foundation and Young People For, in the Andrew Heiskell Center for Democracy at PFAW’s northeast regional office on Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m.

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