This week, same-sex marriage dominated the news with the Supreme Court cases of United v. States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry. The same-sex marriage debate is not unique to the United States, however. Across the pond, the topic is just as controversial. Recently, the British House of Commons approved gay marriage with the support of conservative Prime Minister David Cameron.
If you are passionate about gay rights, this episode (43 minutes) of the Moral Maze is a must. It is dry (*cough* British), but it is also the most intelligent debate about same-sex marriage that I have ever heard.
Finally, if you are interested in being part of the SLACE podcast next year. Aside from interviews and recorded events, the podcast will also include debates in this format. Students will encompass the panelists, who will question “experts” (probably mostly professors) advocating various positions. Ideally, there would be one of these debates per semester. Members of Moot Court would make ideal panelists.