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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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WNYC News

UPDATED: Christie Drops Gay Marriage Appeal

Sunday, October 20, 2013

WNYC

Hour after same-sex couples began tying the knot in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie announced he is dropping his appeal to legalized same-sex marriage.

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New Jersey News

New Push For New Jersey to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Democrats in the New Jersey legislature are calling on Republicans to help them override Governor Christie's veto of gay marriage.

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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

Culture and the Courts, The Legacy of Rand Paul's Filibuster, and More

Friday, March 29, 2013

How Popular Culture Influences SCOTUS Decisions, How Rand Paul's Drone Filibuster May Have Changed Minds, and Brooke talks with the great Walt "Clyde" Frazier about sports and the media.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Prop 8 Arguments; Disability on the Rise; Gov. McGreevey

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on California's Prop 8 same sex marriage ban yesterday. Hear audio of the justices and analysis. Plus: Planet Money's Chana Jaffe-Walt talks about why so many are on federal disability; reforming urban school systems; and Governor Jim McGreevey on the documentary about his reinvention.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Forget the Constitution?; Stop & Frisk Case; Garbage Heroes

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ohio Senator Rob Portman has announced that he changed his mind and now supports gay marriage because his son is gay. We open the phone lines to hear about how personal empathy shapes public policy opinion. Then, the details of the Stop and Frisk federal trial and what to expect in the weeks ahead; a Constitutional scholar says we should neglect parts of that clunky founding document; anthropologist Robin Nagle digs into garbage collectors and makes the case that they do the city’s most essential job; and how do you share your family story about resilience?

Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The "2016 Starts Now!" Edition

Saturday, November 10, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss President Obama’s election to a second term, some of the factors that led to his victory over Mitt Romney, and ballot wins for same-sex marriage and legalizing pot (well, at least until the Feds get involved). 

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The Takeaway

Obama's Gay Marriage Position Mobilizes Latino Supporters

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Not surprisingly, President Obama’s announcement last week in support of same-sex marriage appeared to mobilize his gay supporters. But, contrary to what some might expect, it also appeared to mobilize his Latino supporters, regardless of their sexual orientation.

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On The Media

Reaction to Obama's Support of Gay Marriage

Friday, May 11, 2012

Barack Obama made history this week as the first sitting president to support gay marriage and the Republican response to the unprecedented announcement has been relatively quiet. Brooke speaks to NewYorker.com writer Alex Koppelman, who says republicans are playing a game of wait-and-see before deciding how to react.

 

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WNYC News

Cuomo Gives Patterson Props on Gay Marriage Efforts

Friday, September 23, 2011

Governor Andrew Cuomo has gotten a lot of accolades from gay marriage proponents for legalizing same sex unions in New York, but on Friday he gave credit to his predecessor, former governor David Paterson, who tried, but failed to do the same thing during his time in public office.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gay Etiquette

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Steven Petrow, nationally syndicated columnist, former president of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association and author of Steven Petrow's Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners: The Definitive Guide to LGBT Life, discusses etiquette dilemmas in light of the  legalization of gay marriage.

The deadline for registering in the lottery to get married in New York City this Sunday, the first day gay couples to get married by a city clerk, is today at noon! Gay or straight, if you and your partner want to get married this weekend, follow this link to register for the lottery. 

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WNYC News

Love Finds a Way: Every Couple Wins in City's Gay Marriage Lottery

Thursday, July 21, 2011

After initially limiting the number of wedding spots on Sunday in anticipation of high turnout Sunday — the first day gay marriage is legal in New York — the Bloomberg administration is now saying it will accommodate everyone who registered in time.

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WNYC News

Pastor Offers to Waive Wedding Fee for Same-Sex Couples

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

WNYC

When gay marriage becomes legal in New York next month, one city pastor is offering to perform LGBT weddings for free.

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The Takeaway

My America: Kirsten Gillibrand

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

 

 

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WNYC News

Religious Groups Worry About Exemptions in Same-Sex Marriage Law

Monday, June 27, 2011

BBC

Opponents of same-sex marriage who saw the legislation signed into law over the weekend are worried the religious exemptions that allow groups to opt out of holding gay weddings aren't extensive enough.

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WNYC News

Top Republican: Senators May Take Up Same-Sex Marriage Today

Friday, June 24, 2011

A top Senate Republican said legislators don't want to let a possible vote on same-sex marriage drag into the weekend following days of marathon sessions in Albany.

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WNYC News

Senate Ends Session With No Decision on Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Senate Republicans ended another marathon session late Thursday without taking up the issue of same-sex marriage, which has been languishing in legislative overtime in Albany for days.

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WNYC News

Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Mull Legal, Political Challenges if Bill Passes

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Many opposed to the same-sex marriage bill being discussed in Albany say it's impossible to predict what specific legal challenges would surface if gay marriage passed in the state — but legal and political ramifications are likely, experts said.

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WNYC News

Key GOP Senators in Same-Sex Marriage Debate Meet Privately

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Republican Senators who are central to whether same-sex marriage will become legal in New York met privately Wednesday. The measure — which appears to be one vote away from passage if it gets to the floor — is not on the immediate agenda but could be discussed after talks on tax cap, New York City rent control and pubic college tuition increases.

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