July 03rd, 2013
abortion · anarchism · Bill Clinton · bombing iran · capital punishment · civil disobedience · civil rights · conversion · Defense of Marriage act · DOMA · dungeons and dragons · education · Edward Snowden · execution · filibuster · homosexuality · Kimberly McCarthy · NSA · obedience · racism · religion · Robert's Rules of Order · RR · slavery · voting · Wendy Davis
On June 25th of 2013, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis led what was, depending on your point of view, either a very famous or very notorious eleven-hour filibuster against a Republican bill restricting abortion access in Texas.
Despite her best efforts, the bill was eventually still passed.
We spend roughly half the episode talking about the events in the Texas Capitol dome that night, but not before examining another powerful topic, the Defense of Marriage Act, better known as DOMA.
Our discussion examines how politicians change their story to fit their current audience, moral implications be damned.