Last week the Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf and Outward’s Mark Joseph Stern once again stopped typing and instead debated conservatives and “religious freedom,” Oregon’s failure to defend the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, the NBA’s treatment of Donald Sterling, and—in the clip selected below—how polygamous relationships differ from same-sex marriages in terms of the legal protections the U.S. Constitution provides them.
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TODAY IN SLATE
The Right to Run
If you can vote, you should be able to run for public office—any office.
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Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Ben Bradlee’s Fascinating Relationship With JFK
The Simpsons World App Is Finally Here
I feel like a kid in some kind of store.
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.