In June 2006, Protestants for the Common Good published the statement Banning Same-sex Marriage: Is it Democratic? by Franklin Gamwell, PCG board member and professor of religious ethics, philosophy of religions, and theology in the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. In light of the current public attention to this issue, we re-issue the statement for you here. The first page of the document summarizes Professor Gamwell’s statement. The full statement follows.