Join the Conversation About Same-Sex Marriage on Google+

Posted by Ramya Raghavan, Google+ Politics Team

In exactly one week, the Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments on the issue of same-sex marriage. It’s been a hot topic and there will no doubt be a flurry of activity related to the cases. Recently on Google+, we’ve seen a variety of posts about this issue and the community is just getting warmed up.

Starting tomorrow at 2 p.m. EDT, you can view a series of Google+ Hangouts exploring the issues related to the same-sex marriage debate. The “State of our Unions” Hangout series will include Washington Post journalists and writers such as Chris Cillizza, Nia Malika-Henderson, Jonathan Capehart, Liz Tenety and Robert Barnes as well as participating organizations The Advocate, The Center for American Progress, The Family Equality Council, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, The Heritage Foundation, SCOTUSblog, and Third Way (#stateofourunion).

State of our Unions hosted by The Washington Post
  • March 20 - Tell it to me straight: The facts behind the cases
  • March 21 - Evolving Conversations: Is this the new civil rights movement?
  • March 22 - Keeping Faith: The role religion plays in the gay marriage debate
  • March 26 - Getting Real: What are the real-life impacts of these decisions?
  • March 27 - Arguments made -- now what?
The Pride Plus Google+ Community will also cover the topic with “At Last? A Marriage Equality Hangout Series”, taking your questions and debating them among their panel of activists and LGBT nonprofits (#Time4Marriage).

At Last? A Marriage Equality Hangout Series hosted by Pride Plus
  • March 22 - Why “Marriage” Matters
  • March 25 - Real Couples, Real Stories
  • March 28 - If we win? If we lose?
So whether you're a political junkie or just want to express your opinion, join the conversation with other community members and experts who are passionate about the topic by using the above hashtags or #supremecourt and #gaymarriage.