Should the issue governed by a Law?. Moral, Legal or Both Your vote counts. Write on the White Board which one of the three options you think. Prepare to follow this up with a reason. Law and Morality.
Law and Morality
Key issue: Do the rules that govern our lives work best when they reflect society’s customs and beliefs?
The law is morally correct – Valid Law
The process is correct – Valid Law
Morals are often not enshrined in law
Moral obligations sometimes ask the individual to do more than a legal one
Moral obligations are much harsher when omitting to do something
Law on Morals
Morals on Law
Rape in marriage illegal R v R
Hate crime laws
Anti stalking and harassment laws
Forced marriage laws
Consider the view that there is a close relationship between law and morality.Examine the debate as to whether the law should reflect moral values, and discuss issues which show the continuing importance of that debate. (30marks + 5 QWC)