Saturday, November 7, 2009

David Boies, Ken Boykin, Maggie Gallagher and Glen Stanton Discuss "A Right to Marry? Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution"

10/20/09 National Constitution Center program:
With a potentially precedent-setting legal challenge to California's Proposition 8 working its way through the federal court system, the National Constitution Center presents a timely program on the issue of same-sex marriage. Last November California voters approved the Proposition 8 ballot measure, amending their state Constitution to ban marriages between same-sex couples. A lawsuit filed on behalf of two gay couples wishing to marry has attracted national attention. David Boies, one of the leading lawyers in the case, is joined in a conversation by Keith Boykin, Maggie Gallagher and Glenn Stanton. Margot Adler moderates.
Adler cuts to the chase with an opening question that involves Prop. 8:
"When looking at something like same-sex marriage, should the constitution reflect the will of the people or protect minorities against majority will?"
You can listen to the program here.

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