Door County’s UU Fellowship Discusses Same-Sex Marriage

As apart of the “Movies That Matter” monthly series, the UU Fellowship in Ephraim will show the documentary Fish Out of Water on September 21 at 7 pm. The showing will be complimented by a lecture on September 26 at 10 am by Dr. Bill McConkey, an activist who challenged Wisconsin’s recent amendment banning same-sex marriage.

Fish Out of Water follows filmmaker Ky Dicken’s personal journey as she narrates footage from the first legal gay marriage in Boston, shots from Proposition 8 rallies, the Obama election, and animated sequences illustrating Bible verses. The film also features commentary from homosexuals, ministers, preachers, and historians.

Dr. McConkey’s lecture, “New Laws: Big Ones and Little Ones,” will focus on the gay and lesbian legal conflict. McConkey mounted an unsuccessful constitutional challenge to Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban (William C. McConkey v. J. B. Van Hollen). He is a political science professor at UW-Oshkosh, social activist, and the author of Fighting the Merchants of Hate: The War for America’s Soul.

Both events are open to the public and will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship located at 10341 Highway 42 in Ephraim. For more information visit