Friday, March 28, 2008

Glad and gay - Legal history podcast

GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders) is a legal rights organization in New England, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. On this occasion, they have started a monthly podcast which digs up the case history of GLAD, and made it into a monthly podcast. The plaintiffs and the lawyers are interviewed and the case is recounted from beginning to end. As much as one could call this a history podcast, in my humble opinion it is more of a Law podcast. Well, from the perspective of a former specialist in constitutional law it is.

GLADBy now, three episodes have been published. They are done very professionally and remind me of true radio programs. The history is of course very recent and the subject is less the development in society and much, much more in law and precedent. Many of the angles of the cases are quite elementary and needless to say, even though a tough fight is put up, the principles against discrimination in the end prevail.

I was alerted to this podcast by a comment left on this blog by Carisa Cunningham. I want to say thank you again to Carisa, for the reaction and request. I hope more people will turn to me and push the podcasts they like to see reviewed.

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