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Harvard Book Store
Series
WGBH Forum Network
Program
Martha Nussbaum: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
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Distinguished professor of law and philosophy Martha Nussbaum discusses the status of gay rights in the context of constitutional law and her new book, .In , Martha Nussbaum argues that disgust has long been among the fundamental motivations of those who are fighting for legal discrimination against lesbian and gay citizens. When confronted with same-sex acts and relationships, she writes, they experience "a deep aversion akin to that inspired by bodily wastes, slimy insects, and spoiled food--and then cite that very reaction to justify a range of legal restrictions, from sodomy laws to bans on same-sex marriage." Leon Kass, former head of President Bush's President's Council on Bioethics, even argues that this repugnance has an inherent "wisdom," steering us away from destructive choices. Nussbaum believes that the politics of disgust must be confronted directly, for it contradicts the basic principle of the equality of all citizens under the law.
Date
2010-03-26
Asset type
Topics
Social Issues
LGBTQ
Subjects
Culture & Identity; Politics & Public Affairs
Media type
Moving Image
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Credits
Distributor: WGBH
Speaker2: Nussbaum, Martha
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WGBH
Identifier: 285c02e26277c7c6341becbeedd6c310f771d1f1 (ArtesiaDAM UOI_ID)
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Citations
Chicago: “Harvard Book Store; WGBH Forum Network; Martha Nussbaum: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law,” 2010-03-26, WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed November 19, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-g73707wv3s.
MLA: “Harvard Book Store; WGBH Forum Network; Martha Nussbaum: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law.” 2010-03-26. WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. November 19, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-g73707wv3s>.
APA: Harvard Book Store; WGBH Forum Network; Martha Nussbaum: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law. Boston, MA: WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-g73707wv3s