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Seattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.

Brian Callanan is a five-time Emmy winner who currently serves as a host, producer, and moderator for the Seattle Channel, where he's worked since 2011. His career in broadcast journalism began in 1995, and includes an 11-year stint as a reporter and anchor for Q13 News. Brian won the Seattle Municipal League's Civic Award for Government News Reporting in 2016. He lives with his wife and two daughters in West Seattle.

City Inside/Out: Same-Sex Marriage
City Inside/Out: Same-Sex Marriage
Since Washington State`s domestic partnership law took effect in 2007, gay rights advocates have been pushing for marriage equality here. Voters affirmed, in 2009, their acceptance of "Everything but Marriage" for gays and lesbians, leading many advocates to declare their work done. Recently though, Governor Chris Gregoire dropped a political bombshell with her push for a same-sex marriage bill this legislative session. Should marriage only be between one man and one woman, or should the state join six others in the country that recognize gay marriage? We meet a lesbian couple who are fighting for marriage equality, and hear from a Christian minister who vows to fight against it. Studio guests include Pastor Ken Hutcherson of Antioch Bible Church, King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, Josh Friedes of Equal Rights Washington, and Everett attorney Stephen Pidgeon.