Monday, November 11, 2013
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
When gay marriage becomes legal in New York next month, one city pastor is offering to perform LGBT weddings for free.
Monday, June 27, 2011
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
By Ailsa Chang
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.
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.