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What the SCOTUS Rulings on Gay Marriage Could Mean for NY

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Supreme Court's ruling on DOMA and California's Prop 8 could have implications for thousands of already-married same-sex couples in New York.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

SCOTUS Cases; State of Cancer Treatment; SAT Prep; Frugal Flying

Monday, March 25, 2013

This week the Supreme Court docket includes challenges to the same-sex marriage cases of DOMA and Proposition 8. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman explains what the outcomes might mean for New Yorkers. Plus: John Katzman of the Princeton Review on acing the ACT and SAT; an update on the state of cancer treatment; and what data tells us about how to travel on the cheap.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Attorney General Schneiderman: SCOTUS, DOMA, VRA

Monday, March 25, 2013

This week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two same-sex marriage cases. Eric Schneiderman, New York's attorney general, gathered a 16-state coalition to urge the court to overturn DOMA. He talks about what’s at stake for New Yorkers in this case, as well as in the Voting Rights Act case argued earlier this month.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Gay Revolution

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Supreme Court lawyer Linda Hirshman tells the story of the gay rights movement, detailing how a dedicated and resourceful minority changed America. Her book Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution  recounts the long roads that led to recent victories—from the start of modern struggle for gay rights at Stonewall in 1969 to states legalizing gay marriage, the armed services stopped enforcing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and the recent ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Marriage and Other Gay Rights

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The issues at play for gay voters, and the role of gay rights in the election at large. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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WNYC News

NY Appeals Court Nixes Defense of Marriage Act

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A divided federal appeals court in Manhattan struck down the Defense of Marriage Act Thursday as unconstitutional, joining an appeals court in Boston in rejecting the law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. The Supreme Court is expected to take up the case in the next year.

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Opinion: The Democratic Party Finally Grew Some Stones

Monday, September 10, 2012

Marriage equality. The Dream Act. Reproductive rights. Voter access. These Democrats were bold and certain. They were progressive and passionate.

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WNYC News

City Supports Suit Challenging Defense of Marriage Act

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Wednesday said they will jointly support one widow’s challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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WNYC News

Widow Elated With Gay Marriage Court Ruling

Thursday, June 07, 2012

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The 82-year-old New Yorker who challenged the federal Defense of Marriage Act said she was thrilled by the judge's ruling in her favor — even though the decision only affects her case and not other same sex-couples in the state for now.

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Fed Judge in NY Finds Marriage Law Unconstitutional

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

A Federal judge in New York has joined several other judges across the country in striking down a section of the "Defense of Marriage Act" or DOMA that denies benefits to married same-sex couples.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Paycheck Fairness Act Key to Progressive Full-Court Press

Monday, June 04, 2012

With the recent push for the Paycheck Fairness Act, a progressive and important idea is actually driving the debate. Now's not the time to slow down.

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Opinion: DOMA Repeal Shows Why Courts Matter

Friday, June 01, 2012

The country is evolving quickly. Public opinion has turned. Now everyone needs to get on board or be steamrolled by history.

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The Takeaway

Rep. Barney Frank on DOMA Ruling

Friday, June 01, 2012

A federal appeals court in Boston ruled unanimously yesterday that the controversial Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, as it discriminates against legally married same-sex couples by denying them the same federal benefits afforded to heterosexual couples. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich discusses the ruling with Congressman Barney Frank.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ruling Against DOMA

Friday, June 01, 2012

William Eskridge, law professor at Yale and author of Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws In America, talks about yesterday's ruling in Boston that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and other gay marriage cases making news.

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Federal Appeals Court Overturns DOMA's Definition of Marriage

Thursday, May 31, 2012

In a unanimous ruling, a U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a key component of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. This is the first time that DOMA was found to be unconstitutional by a Federal Appeals Court.

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WNYC News

Days After Obama's Support of Same-Sex Marriage, Congressional Group Seeks to Block DOMA Lawsuit

Monday, May 14, 2012

Just days after President Barack Obama declared his support of gay marriage, a standing body of the U.S. House of Representatives will try to block an attempt by five legally married same-sex couples to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA.

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It's A Free Country ®

Immigration Policy Shift for Transgendered Community

Monday, April 16, 2012

Immigration officials will now issue immigration documents which reflect an individual’s gender identity, so long as they present “an amended birth certificate, passport, or court order recognizing their new gender," is welcome news for the transgender community and its allies.

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Married Gay Couples Sue for Immigration Rights

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Immigration advocates have filed a lawsuit on behalf of several married gay couples, alleging a federal law violates their constitutional rights by preventing them from sponsoring their spouses for green cards.

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DHS Deportation Guides Leave Questions for Gay Binationals

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent guidance to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) attorneys Thursday which clearly identified enforcement priorities among pending deportation cases. In short, it said who should be deported and who gets to stay.

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WNYC News

'This Affirms Our Lives': After 13 Years of Marriage, A Same-Sex Couple Is Legally Wed

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Longtime couple Erika Karp and her wife, Sari Kessler, were among the first same-sex couples to be wed on Sunday as hundreds lined up outside the Manhattan clerk's office to get their marriage license on the first day gay marriage became legal in New York.

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