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WNYC News

Breaking: NJ Gay Couples To Be Able To Marry Monday

Friday, October 18, 2013

A lower-court judge had ruled that same-sex weddings must be allowed starting Monday, and the state's highest court upheld that ruling Friday. It denied a request from Gov. Chris Christie's administration to delay the weddings.

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New Jersey News

New Jersey's Highest Court Rules Gay Marriages Can Start Monday

Friday, October 18, 2013

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New Jersey’s highest court says same-sex marriages can start in the state on Monday, denying Gov. Chris Christie’s request to postpone gay marriages until the state Supreme Court rules on the governor's appeal. 

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New Jersey News

NJ Judge Won't Delay Gay Marriage; Christie Appeals

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A state judge refused Thursday to delay the start of same-sex marriage in New Jersey until a legal appeal can be settled. But the administration of Republican Gov. Chris Christie immediately sought and was granted a request to file an emergency challenge to the decision.

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New Jersey News

NJ Dems Urge State Supreme Court to Take Up Gay Marriage

Monday, September 30, 2013

New Jersey Democrats are urging the state's Supreme Court to take up the issue of gay marriage before Oct. 21. That’s the date a state judge has ruled same-sex marriages may begin in New Jersey.

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WNYC News

Interview: What Does NJ Gay Marriage Decision Mean?

Friday, September 27, 2013

Hayley Gorenberg, deputy legal director for Lambda Legal and lead attorney on the New Jersey gay marriage case, explains the history of the decision and what comes next.

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New Jersey News

NJ Judge Says State Must Recognize Gay Marriage

Friday, September 27, 2013

A New Jersey judge has ruled that the state must allow same-sex couples to marry.

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New Jersey News

New Jersey Judge Considering Same Sex Marriage

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A judge in Trenton has declined to rule immediately on whether same sex marriages in New Jersey should be allowed.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bonus Podcast: Marriage Week

Friday, July 12, 2013

All this week on the Brian Lehrer Show, we explored the state of modern marriage -- straight and gay -- from the effect of money on marriage to what newlyweds can learn from those who've been married for decades. This podcast compiles all five segments into one. Thanks for listening!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Lessons From Gay Marriage

Friday, July 12, 2013

Liza Mundy, writer for The Atlantic, helps wrap up marriage week by examining changing norms of marriage and giving examples of what straight married people can learn from gay couples.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hear This: Do You Have Your Parents' Marriage?

Monday, July 08, 2013

“I was from a mother and father who got married, stayed together, and they stayed together more because that’s what they were supposed to do." Amy in Manalapan sats, "Like them being happy wasn’t the most important – they had to do the right thing. And there were rules to follow."

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The Takeaway

First Same-Sex Married Couple Approved for Green Card

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Just days after the Supreme Court delivered a legal milestone in the form of a ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act, Traian Popov and Julian Marsh celebrated a personal milestone. Friday was Julian's 55th birthday, and in the middle of a celebratory dinner, Traian got an email with some big news. His green card request had been approved—making them the first same-sex married couple to be approved to apply for a permanent resident visa. They join The Takeaway to discuss the news, and what it means for gay and immigrant rights.

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WNYC News

NJ Democrats call on state Republicans to override Christie's Gay Marriage Veto

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

New Jersey has civil unions; the state legislature voted for same-sex marriage last year, but the bill was vetoed by Christie. Senate President Steve Sweeney has promised that an override vote would be scheduled but hasn't said when.

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WNYC News

Supreme Court Celebrations at NYC's Gay Pride Parade

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Thousands turned out for the city's annual Gay Pride parade, and the mood was especially buoyant, in light of the Supreme Court's landmark rulings in favor of gay rights. For more photos, visit the Micropolis Tumblr.

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WNYC News

Marriage Ruling May Give New York a Business Advantage Over New Jersey

Friday, June 28, 2013

Years before the Supreme Court recognized gay marriages on the federal level, many American corporations offered benefits to same-sex couples. They say it's what you have to do to attract the best talent. This means that the high court’s rulings this week may make New York a more attractive place for companies to do business.

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On The Media

The Messages Behind the Gay Marriage Battle

Friday, June 28, 2013

The next battles over gay marriage will happen in the states where each side has changed and refined their messaging over the past few years. Brooke talks with Amy Mitchell from the Pew Research Project for Excellence in Journalism about the growing acceptance of gay marriage. Also, gay marriage advocate and researcher David Dodge explains that pro-gay marriage campaigns have only recently found messages that work. 

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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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New Jersey News

DOMA: Christie's Veto on Gay Marriage Excludes Gay Couples in New Jersey From Federal Benefits

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Gov. Chris Christie's veto on gay marriage means same-sex couples in New Jersey are now excluded from receiving 1,138 federal benefits awarded to same-sex married couples in 13 other states where gay marriage is legal.

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The Takeaway

'The New Black': Same-Sex Marriage and the African-American Community

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Supreme Court will soon issue its decisions in the two same-sex marriage cases the Justices heard this term, but same-sex marriage has long divided the African-American community, a fact filmmaker Yoruba Richen explores in her new documentary, "The New Black." She joins us today to discuss her film that examines the history and future of same-sex marriage in the black community and the black church.

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WNYC News

Explainer: What the Gay Marriage Rulings Mean for NY, NJ

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Supreme Court ruled today that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and dismissed the California Prop 8 case. But what do the rulings mean? We have (some of) the answers.

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