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Minneapolis Celebrates Marriage Equality With a Rainbow Bridge

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

On Monday, the governor of Minnesota signed the state's Marriage Equality bill into law.  To celebrate, on Tuesday the city of Minneapolis lit up its I-35 bridge in rainbow colors.

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WNYC News

Gay New Yorkers Not Confident They'll Be a Part of Immigration Reform

Friday, May 10, 2013

On a recent day Pablo Garcia was preparing arepas in a small kitchen of the apartment in Elmhurst, Queens. He and his husband, Santiago Ortiz, have lived there for over 20 years.

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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Arguments: Day 2

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of the 1996 law, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). President Clinton signed it, but no longer supports it and neither does President Obama's justice department. Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and panelist on Gabfest Radio, dissects yesterday's arguments.

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The Takeaway

Reading the Tea Leaves on Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday, March 28, 2013

After several days of arguments, the Supreme Court will now retreat to their respective quarters to decide the fate of Proposition 8, DOMA, and, potentially, the future of marriage as an institution in the United States.

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WNYC News

At Bronx Diner, Views on Gay Marriage as Varied as the Menu

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Crown Diner in the Bronx is a few blocks from Yankee Stadium and the Bronx Supreme Court. It’s where vendors and fans, law clerks and lawyers grab donuts and omelets. And it’s where opinions on same-sex marriage vary. “The world is changing and they need to move along with the change,” says one patron.

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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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Legacy and the Supremes: A Psychoanalytic Look at the Court

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Every judge claims impartiality, that he or she renders decisions based on the facts in the cast at hand, but Supreme Court justices are in a particular spotlight, both today and in terms of their historical legacy.

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The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dozens of Republicans have come out in support of same-sex marriage in the past few weeks. So what's the conservative case for gay marriage? Jeff Cook-McCormac, an advisor to a super PAC that advocates for pro-gay marriage Republican candidates, explains.

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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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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 Takeaway

Same-Sex Marriage Goes to the Supreme Court

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Same-sex marriage has finally made it to the highest court in the country, as the Supreme Court considers two cases central to how marriage is defined at the state and federal levels.

+ Brian Lehrer Show: Gay Marriage Demonstrations Live from National Mall

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WNYC News

Listen and Read: Supreme Court Prop. 8 Arguments

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Listen to the full audio of oral arguments made before the Supreme Court about Proposition 8 and read the entire transcript.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Live from the Mall: Gay Marriage Demonstrations

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

As the Supreme Court hears arguments in the first of two same-sex marriage cases before it this week, Michael Lavers, staff writer for Washington Blade checks in from the Washington Mall where competing demonstrations are planned.

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Gay Marriage at the Supreme Court, Managing Our Digital Legacies

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Growing Up with Gay Parents

Monday, March 25, 2013

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear two cases on same-sex marriage, Sarah GoginMalina Simhard-Halm, and Kevin Gibson Weinberger talk about their experiences growing up with gay parents and how their notions of family have evolved over time.

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The Takeaway

A Younger Conservative's Case Against Gay Marriage

Friday, March 22, 2013

According to a New York Times/CBS poll from February, 45 percent of Republicans between 18- and 44-years-old now believe same-sex couples should be able to marry. Still, some of gay marriage’s most vocal opponents come from the youngest ranks of conservatives.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Biblical Case for Gay Marriage

Monday, December 24, 2012

Episcopalian Bishop of New Hampshire Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopalian bishop, draws on religious teachings to make the case for same-sex marriage.

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After 40 Years, Gay Clerk Marries Partner

Monday, December 10, 2012

Paul Harris has spent the last 15 years issuing marriage licenses in the Clark County Office in Vancouver, Washington, never able to apply for one himself. But now that the state has passed a new law legalizing gay marriage, he will finally be able to wed his partner of 40 years, James Griener, this Wednesday.

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Today's Takeaway | December 10, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

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