RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A community dialogue online Wednesday night gave people in the Richmond-area a chance to weigh in on the topic of same-sex marriage in advance of the Supreme Court's ruling on the issue.
The RVA Dialogue discussion was streamed online from the NBC12 studios, including a panel of religious leaders and key influencers on both sides of the issue.
More than 3,000 people in the Richmond-area answered questions in the RVA Dialogue online survey earlier this month. The project is a partnership between Alan Newman Research, JMI and NBC12.
The discussion Wednesday night discussed the results to questions about the community's support or opposition to legalizing same-sex marriage, as well as how religious institutions impact their beliefs and whether the issue will be key in the 2016 presidential race.
The forum was moderated by NBC12's Curt Autry and included a panel of leaders from the Family Foundation, Equality Virginia, Richmond Community Church and the Metropolitan Community Church of Richmond.
Users provided comments and added question using the hashtag #RVADialogue on social media.
The goal was to get a better understanding of how the community feels about same-sex marriage and some of the implications the Supreme Court ruling could have on our area.
Click here to submit a topic for the next #RVADialogue: firstname.lastname@example.org. The next event will be held in late summer to early fall.