Seton Hall to Consider Gay Marriage Course

Thursday, Jun 3, 2010  |  Updated 8:15 AM EDT
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Seton Hall to Consider Gay Marriage Course

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Seton Hal will consider a gay marriage course.

Officials will consider whether a Catholic university in New Jersey should offer a course on gay marriage.

Seton Hall University's Mission and Identity Committee will meet behind closed doors on the South Orange campus Thursday. It's not clear how long it will take to make a recommendation.

Newark Archbishop John Myers, who is a member of the school's board, issued a statement saying "the course is not in synch with Catholic teaching.''

The school says 20 students are registered for the 25-seat elective course that's designed to explore social and political issues without advocating for either side.

The course is scheduled to be taught by one of the few openly gay teachers on campus. Associate professor W. King Mott says it would be inappropriate to cancel a class because of its subject matter.
 

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