While usually a hot button topic, opposing sides of the gay marriage debate engaged in fairly cordial discussions last week for the launch of new book Why vs Why: Gay Marriage.

The book — launched at Readings Hawthorn —  is part of a new flip-side series by Pantera Press giving equal time to opposing arguments on contentious issues.

Well-known gay rights advocate Rodney Croome (pictured, middle) took on Family Council of Victoria secretary Bill Muehlenberg (left) from the ‘no’ camp, with neither side conceding any ground.

During the debate, Muehlenberg claimed allowing gay marriage would open the door to polyamory, while Croome pointed out this had not happened in other countries and marriage should be between two people.

The discussion was moderated by the ABC’s Damien Carrick and recorded for The Law Report.

info: If you are interested in getting a copy of the book, visit www.panterapress.com.au

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