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Crossing Party Lines: Portland, OR
Shortly before COVID, an exchange between two Portland members got fellow participants thinking about what it means to legislate morality. We started wondering:
• What does it mean to force one person’s (or group of people’s) morals on all of society?
• Is there a rubric we can use to distinguish between laws that enforce morality between those that don’t?
• What’s wrong with legislating morality?
At this meetup, we’ll explore these questions and more. We’ll begin by exploring two well-known issues and see where the conversation takes us:
• Issue 1: Gay Marriage — which, if either — is not an example of legislating morality:
a) A law defining marriage as a legal agreement between any two consensual adults.
b) A law declaring it illegal to marry someone of the same sex
• Issue 2: Wearing masks – is there a moral component at play in this issue?
Join us for what promises to a lively and mind-opening discussion.
– Why We Can And Should Legislate Morality (https://thefederalist.com/2017/10/13/can-legislate-morality/)
– The Ethical Trouble With Legislating Morality (http://www.citizensproject.org/2011/08/18/the-ethical-trouble-with-legislating-morality/)
– Moral Foundation Theory: Our fascination with dramatizations of moral conflict, and the implications in our classrooms (https://medium.com/the-polymath-project/moral-foundation-theory-bc2a89f37e4)
– The psychology behind why some people won’t wear masks
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