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- None of the Above: Political Implications – We continue our three-part miniseries examining the rapid rise in the number of Americans—now 20 percent—who describe themselves as religiously unaffiliated. The majority of these “nones,” as they are often called, are Democratic and politically liberal. Managing Editor Kim Lawton looks at how their growing numbers could affect elections and the role of religion in politics. (Originally aired October 19,2012) http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/october-19-2012/none-of-the-above-political-implications/13468/
- Same-Sex Marriage – Later this month, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on an amendment that bans same-sex marriage In California, and on the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies same-sex couples who marry the same federal benefits accorded to heterosexual marriages. The Supreme Court decision will have broad implications and, as Tim O’Brien reports, one possible outcome of these cases could be the requirement that all states recognize gay marriage. (Originally aired December 14, 2012) http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/december-14-2012/same-sex-marriage-and-the-supreme-court/14097/