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The Takeaway

Listen to Edith Windsor on Love, DOMA and Life as a Civil Rights Icon

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Read the full story from December on The Takeaway.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Universal Pre-K; International Risks; Defending DOMA; Children's Lit

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Capital Tonight host Liz Benjamin and NY1's Grace Rauh discuss the showdown between Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo over universal Pre-K. Ian Bremmer, president of political risk research and consulting firm Eurasia Group, predicts the biggest international risks ahead in 2014. Roberta Kaplan explains her role in the Supreme Court DOMA decision. Plus: author Kate DiCamillo talks about her new post as ambassador for young people's literature.

The Takeaway

Edie Windsor on Her Love Affair with the Gays

Thursday, December 26, 2013

"I can't walk down the street without people stopping me to say thank you," says the 84-year-old, who shot to stardom this year after winning the Supreme Court Case that made gay marriage legal. "It's thrilling."

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WNYC News

Coveted Green Cards Now Within Reach For Gay Couples

Monday, November 11, 2013

When the Supreme Court struck down the key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act in June, it was a moment of jubilation for same-sex binational couples. Many immediately applied to sponsor their spouses for green cards. WNYC’s Mirela Iverac was there as one couple took the final step in that process.

 

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Do Bert and Ernie Get it On? Edition

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Slate's Dana Stevens, June Thomas and David Haglund discuss the New Yorker cover celebrating the defeat of DOMA, Pedro Almodóvar's latest film "I'm So Excited" and the new Showtime series "Ray Donovan" For links and more, head to:...

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Out From Under the DOMA Edition

Saturday, June 29, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists 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.

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On The Media

An Evolution Of Messaging Against Gay Marriage

Friday, June 28, 2013

Despite the Prop 8 and DOMA rulings, groups like the National Organization for Marriage will continue fighting gay marriage in many states in coming years. Brooke speaks with Thomas Peters, the communications director for the National Organization for Marriage about the past, present and future of the group's messaging.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

More Supreme Court; City Politics; Dear Prudence Advice

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Supreme Court struck down DOMA and same-sex marriage is legal again in California. Troy Stevenson from the group Garden State Equality is here to sort out what that means for New Jersey, a state that currently allows same-sex civil unions, but not marriage. Plus: Adam Liptak of The New York Times on how the business community will benefit from recent Supreme Court decisions; Chilean playwright Antonio Skarmeta; and the next installment of our advice series with Slate’s Emily Yoffe

WNYC News

Same-Sex Binational Couples Celebrate DOMA Decision

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Gay and lesbian Americans married to foreign citizen are among those celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act - because now they can sponsor their spouses for green cards. 

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WNYC News

7 Benefits For Gay Married Couples Because of Supreme Court's DOMA Ruling

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Supreme Court's decision to strike down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act means same-sex married couples in states where gay marriage is legal are now eligible for more than 1,000 federal benefits previously available only to husbands and wives.  

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WNYC News

For DOMA Plaintiff Edie Windsor, Path Has Been 'Accident of History'

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Edie Windsor, the 84-year-old plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that struck down the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, was asked what her immediate reaction was when she heard the news Wednesday.

“I cried,” she said.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Supreme Court Decisions: DOMA Struck Down; Prop 8 Vacated

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Today is the last day the Supreme Court will issue opinions this summer, and two key rulings on gay marriage are expected. We provide the breaking news and analysis all morning with William Eskridge of Yale Law School, author of Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America.

  • In a 5-4 vote, Supreme Court rules that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Here is the opinion.
  • On California's Prop 8, the court has vacated the case, making gay marriage legal once again (for now) in California.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Today's Landmark Gay Rights Ruling

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lanae Erickson Hatalsky, director of social policy and politics at Third Way, discusses today's Supreme Court ruling in the Proposition 8 case and its decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.

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WNYC News

At Stonewall, Rulings on Gay Marriage Draws Tears And Cheers

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Want to know what it was like in The Stonewall Inn when the decision was announced? Curious about what the rulings mean for New York and New Jersey? How are politicians from our region responding? We've got you covered.

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WNYC News

Timeline | A Brief History of Same-sex Marriage in the Courts

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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Same-sex marriage in U.S. courts didn't start with the case currently pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1967, the Supreme court ruled on a case involving miscegenation and established marriage as a protected constitutional right. Dozens of other court battles have been fought in the decades since to determine how and whether the right to marry - and related benefits - should be extended to same-sex couples.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The DOMA at the SCOTUS Edition

Saturday, March 30, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Supreme Court oral arguments about two momentous gay marriage cases, one involving California’s Proposition 8 and the other focusing on the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). They also consider This American Life’s investigation of why so many Americans are receiving disability benefits.

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On The Media

Do Supreme Court Rulings Reflect the Culture, or Change it?

Friday, March 29, 2013

The question of same-sex marriage landed in the Supreme Court this past week, and marriage equality supporters are hoping for a landmark ruling that will legalize same-sex marriage. If it happens, it’ll be one in a series of history-making Supreme Court rulings. But how does it work? Does the Supreme Court have the power to change the culture, or does our culture influence the decisions of the justices? NYU law professor Barry Friedman has written a book on that very question. He tells Bob that for the most part, the Supreme Court tries to shape their decisions according to what the public wants. 

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WNYC News

Listen and Read: Supreme Court DOMA Arguments

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Listen to the full audio of oral arguments made before the Supreme Court about the Defense of Marriage Act and read an entire transcript of the remarks. 

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WNYC News

David Boies on Gay Marriage Hearings: Premature to Predict Prop 8's Future

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

David Boies is the lead counsel on the constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8, the state's same-sex marriage ban that went before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. 

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WNYC News

As Court Hears Arguments, Gay Couples Exchange Vows and Keep Watch

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

As the Supreme Court heard arguments on gay marriage Tuesday, same-sex couples lined up at the city's marriage bureau in Lower Manhattan to exchange vows. It's something Erika Karp and Sari Kessler are familiar with. They were one of the first same-sex couples to get married the day it became legal in New York.

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