Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon. June 3

In the midst of the Supreme Court hearings related to Proposition 8 and DOMA, Time magazine discussed how quickly the gay rights movement has shifted and declared same-sex marriage is the nation’s inevitable future: “Yesterday’s impossible now looks like tomorrow’s inevitable.” Is marriage equality an inevitable outcome in our country? In light of our historical awareness of past equality movements and the shape of the gay rights movements, along with our future predictions of where our nation is headed, how do we coexist with those who support change and with those who resist change? What are the assumptions behind and the effects of making a statement like, “You’re on the wrong side of history,” or using words like “bigot”?

For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, June 3, we will be discussing some of these questions. We will be meeting in our regular spot on 5255 N Ashland Ave. in Room 124 at 7pm. If you’re available beforehand, we’ll be gathering at Lady Gregory’s on 5260 N Clark St. at 5:15pm to hang out and have a bite to eat.

We hope to see you there!

Much love.

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About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).