The Gabfest: SCOTUS on Gay Marriage and the VRA. Plus, Wendy Davis’ Epic Texas Filibuster.

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June 28 2013 12:21 PM

The Argle-Bargle Gabfest

Listen to Slate's show about the Supreme Court’s momentous rulings on same-sex marriage and the Voting Rights Act. Plus, an epic filibuster in Texas. 

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Supreme Court’s historic rulings on same-sex marriage and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. They also discuss why an epic filibuster in the Texas senate riveted the country’s attention.

Here are some of the links and references mentioned during this week's show:

John chatters about Stephen Colbert’s tribute to his late mother.
Emily chatters about The Woman Upstairs, by Claire Messud.

David chatters about red pandas—he’s OK with them. Regular pandas? He's not OK with them.

 Topic ideas for next week? You can tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @SlateGabfest. The email address for the Political Gabfest is gabfest@slate.com. (Email may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)

Podcast production by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Jeff Friedrich.

Emily Bazelon was a Slate senior editor from 2005 to 2014. She is the author of Sticks and Stones.

John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. Read his series on the presidency and on risk.

David Plotz is Slate's editor at large. He's the author of The Genius Factory and Good Book.

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