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To Thee I Wed: The Arguments For & Against Same-Sex Marriage

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Today the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, a case that may decide once and for all whether gay couples have the same rights to marry as straight couples. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Baltimore Burns, Gay Marriage Hits The Supreme Court, and The Pope Tackles Climate Change

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Takeaway explores the riots in Baltimore, we look at same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, and we have an update on a Vatican conference on global warming.

The Takeaway

Meet the Clerk Who Started the Same-Sex Marriage Revolution

Monday, April 27, 2015

Clela Rorex wasn't trying to be revolutionary when she issued marriage licenses to six same-sex couples in Boulder, Colorado in 1975. But her decision shook the country to its core.

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The Takeaway

Roundtable: Coming Out as Trans Later in Life

Monday, April 27, 2015

At the age of 65, Bruce Jenner has announced that he is transitioning. Two transgender women discuss their experiences and what it means to transition later in life. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Hope in Nepal, Tension in Baltimore, and Courage Among the Trans Community

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the earthquake relief efforts underway in Nepal, protests in the streets of Baltimore, and Bruce Jenner's interview with 20/20's Diane Sawyer.

Storycorps

StoryCorps 423: Sissy

Thursday, April 23, 2015

There's an electrical power plant technology instructor at Wyoming's Casper College who stands out on campus. His name is Sissy Goodwin and he dresses in women's clothing. His wife, Vickie, didn't know he wore women's clothing when they met, but she's stood by him for the past four decades.

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The Takeaway

Love and Marriage on Trial Before SCOTUS

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A week from today, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, the latest case to challenge a same-sex marriage ban.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Modern Fight For Gay Rights

Monday, April 06, 2015

Much has changed for gay people since Michelangelo Signorile published 'Queer in America' over 20 years ago, but he argues that homophobia is still a fact of American life.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Conflict Abroad and At Home

Monday, April 06, 2015

Inside Yemen's war zone. The social world of African male pachyderms. Confessions of a “comma queen.” Michelangelo Signorile on the present, and future, of gay rights.

The Takeaway

Battling For Civil Rights in Indiana and Arkansas

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is backtracking on the state's religious freedom law. Now, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson must decide whether to sign a similar bill in his state.

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The Takeaway

Boycott Indiana: The Backlash Against New 'Religious Freedom Law'

Monday, March 30, 2015

Governor Mike Pence of Indiana under pressure after signing a bill last week that allows business to deny services based on religious faith.

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The Takeaway

Alabama High Court Halts Same-Sex Marriages

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Alabama Supreme Court insists they have the power to “interpret the United States Constitution independently from, and even contrary to, federal courts."

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

A Dangerous idea from John Waters

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Now that gay marriage is (mostly) legal and gay characters are on television, does that mean that gay people have to be "good" all the time? John Waters sure hopes not.

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The Takeaway

Mormon Church Struggles to Move Forward

Monday, January 19, 2015

Thousands of Mormons are struggling with issues of same-sex marriage and the ordination of women. And one prominent figure in the Mormon Church is under fire for giving them a voice.

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The Takeaway

Please Give Blood, But Be Celibate: Revised FDA Rules Called Into Question

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would finally revise a decades-old rule banning gay men from donating blood—but the updated rule has a caveat.

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The Takeaway

2014: A Year of NFL Controversies

Monday, December 22, 2014

The NFL is no stranger to controversy, but the League had more than its usual share in 2014. Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe reflects.

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Micropolis

Rejected by Religion, Saved by God

Friday, December 19, 2014

When Kedar Powell came out as gay, his religious father sent him away. But his deep faith sustained (and perhaps saved) him, even through homelessness.
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WNYC News

Final Barrier for Transgender Community in New Jersey: Birth Certificates

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

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The transgender community in New Jersey is asking the state to catch up to the federal government and allow amendments to birth certificates.

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WNYC News

Two Transgender Veterans Win Right to Change Names on US Army Records

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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Army veterans Nicolas and Jennifer from New Jersey have won the right to change their names on key U.S. Army records to reflect their new genders. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The College Gap, The Return of Star Wars, and Challenging the One Percent

Monday, December 01, 2014

The Takeaway explores the graduation gap between people of different races, we examine the new Star Wars Film, and a member of the 1 percent weighs in on the income gap.