First openly gay Episcopal bishop speaks at Emory

ATLANTA (AP) - The first openly gay Episcopal bishop will speak at Emory University about civil rights, marriage and religion.

New Hampshire Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday about the divide in the church caused by his election as bishop in 2003.

He says he no longer rejects his identity as "the gay bishop" and is taking a lead in the fight over same-sex marriage.

Robinson delivered a prayer at the Lincoln Memorial for one of the first inauguration events for President Barack Obama.

Robinson advocates that the church simply bless a marriage and not be involved in its legalization.

His talk at Emory will conclude the Center for the Study of Law and Religion's 2008-2009 "When Law and Religion Meet" lecture series.

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