Final TV Debates

You can still catch some debate-style action on TV if you haven't yet.

Tomorrow night, Wisconsin Public Television will air a mock trial they put together to weigh both sides of the amendment debate. They invited UW Clinical Law Professor Michele Lavigne to argue against the ban and Rick Esenberg to argue for it.

“Marriage Amendment on Trial” airs on Wisconsin Public Television at 8:00 PM, Wednesday, October 25, 2006, with encore broadcasts Thursday, October 26 at 11:00 PM and Monday, November 6 at 10:00 PM.

It should be very interesting. I met with Michele a few times, and she's very sharp and witty. And as you may remember, the producer of the program spent many weeks trying to identify an attorney to defend the amendment. It should be fun.

Milwaukee Public Television is hosting another 4th Street Forum debate about the ban. It will be taped in front of a live audience at Turner Hall this Thursday at noon. It airs Friday, Oct. 27th at 10pm on Channel 10 and Sunday, Oct. 29th at 3pm on Channel 36.

The question for the panelists: "Will the 'Marriage Protection Amendment' Make Us a Better Society?" Arguing for the ban will be guess who? Rick Esenberg. And Kevin Voss, the director, of the Bioethics Institute and assistant professor of philosophy, Concordia University. Arguing against the ban will be Lester Pines, partner, Cullen, Weston, Pines, Bach Law Offices, and
state Senator Lena Taylor.

1 Comments:

At 5:38 PM, Anonymous Keith said...

I just read that the New Jersey Supreme Court will be issuing their ruling on Lewis vs Harris tomorrow.

*gulp*

On the one hand, it would be lovely if New Jersey became the second state to recognize marriage as a right for all couples.

But on the other hand, because it's judges and not legislators, such recognition could be the October Surprise that we fear. It would give the YES folks a huge boost in their GOTV efforts.

No matter which way New Jersey goes, it's bound to be a topic at the 4th Street Forum.

 

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