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Today's Takeaway | December 10, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

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WNYC News

Analysis: A Look at the NY Gay Marriage Case Before SCOTUS

Friday, December 07, 2012

The Supreme Court will hear two cases that challenge federal marriage laws. One of those cases is from New York. Here to shed some light on the case and what’s at stake is Slate senior editor Emily Bazelon.

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Soundcheck

Delta Rae: Big Voices Tackling Big Issues

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The North Carolina band stopped by the studio to perform songs from their debut album, Carry The Fire.

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The Takeaway

Gay Rights Win Big in Ballot Measures

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

What do these ballot initiatives in Minnesota, Maine, Maryland, and Washington do? And what do they say about the desire of the people, the limits of the law, and the very idea of constitutionality? Evan Wolfson is the president of Freedom to Marry, which is an American coalition committed to extending and preserving same-sex marriage rights. And Kenji Yoshino is a constitutional law professor at New York University.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: The Skeptic's Case for Barack Obama

Monday, November 05, 2012

Ten words make the case for me: to quote Joe Biden, "Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues Data: Gay Marriage Laws

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

As part of the Brian Lehrer Show's 30 Issues in 30 Days series, the WNYC Data News team is designing interactive visualizations, tools and graphics to illuminate the data behind the issues. Join the full conversation on same-sex marriage and other gay rights issues.

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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

Bloomberg Offers Matching Grant to Support Same Sex Marriage Initiatives

Monday, October 22, 2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is offering to match donations made by the end of the week to campaigns to legalize same-sex marriage in Maine, Minnesota and Washington.

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The Takeaway

Black Pastors Campaign Against Obama's Support of Gay Marriage

Thursday, October 18, 2012

President Obama has a wide base of support among African Americans, but a group of conservative black pastors are coming out in opposition to Barack Obama in response to his endorsement of gay marriage. Reverend Delman Coates, the pastor at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Maryland, is not one of them.

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The Takeaway

Civil Rights, the Courts, and Public Opinion: The Case of Gay Marriage

Thursday, October 11, 2012

While Supreme Court decisions like Brown v. Board of Education can change the course of American history, they can also engender serious political backlash. Is litigation the best way to secure rights for minority groups?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bipartisan Cuomo

Friday, September 28, 2012

Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight, blogger, talks about Gov. Cuomo's support for the Republican state senators who backed gay marriage.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Biblical Case for Gay Marriage

Wednesday, September 19, 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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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: Gay Marriage Imperils GOP Senators, Vito Lopez Flexes Electoral Muscle

Saturday, September 15, 2012

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On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters run down some of the top political stories from the week that was, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that touch the region.

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GOP State Senators Who Supported Gay Marriage in Primary Cliffhangers

Friday, September 14, 2012

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Two New York Republican state senators who supported gay marriage last year are in virtual ties with their GOP opponents in vote counts from Thursday's primaries. 

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Hey Homophobes, It's Game Over after the NFL Dustup

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Let me preface this by saying that if the Baltimore Ravens stadium were on fire, and I had just finished drinking a six pack of beer, as a Redskins fan I would do nothing to help put the fire out.

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That's My Issue: Binationals and Gay Marriage

Monday, August 20, 2012

Because immigration is a federal matter, John will not be able to sponsor me for legal permanent residency. If we were a straight couple however, I’d have a green card by now.

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That's My Issue: Gay Rights

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I myself took for granted this basic acceptance until I started to tell the story of my sister and our family.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gay Dads

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Abbie Goldberg, associate professor of psychology at Clark University, senior research fellow at the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, regular blogger for Psychology Today and the author of Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood, looks at the specific issues faced by gay couples when adopting children.

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Opinion: I Support Chick-fil-A Because of the First Amendment

Friday, August 03, 2012

The Chick-fil-a controversy was awkward for me at first because of the two reasons above: I'm a conservative, yes, but I don't like the food and, oh yeah, I'm fine with gay people marrying.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

On the Chick-Fil-A Backlash

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Village Voice writer Steven Thrasher discusses the Chick-Fil-A boycott and what local politicians have said in response to the news that the company's CEO is against gay marriage.

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