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Gabfest Radio: The DOMA at the SCOTUS Edition

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.

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Pastor Offers to Waive Wedding Fee for Same-Sex Couples

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


When gay marriage becomes legal in New York next month, one city pastor is offering to perform LGBT weddings for free.


It's A Free Country ®

Where They Stand: There's A Democratic and Republican Way to be Attorney General

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It's A Free Country and The Brian Lehrer Show bring you the fall election series 30 Issues in 30 Days. We will explore one issue every day until election day - issues of relevance to the NY, NJ and CT elections and the national midterm congressional races. This week, we'll be looking into whether there is a Democratic and a Republican way to be state comptroller.


The Takeaway

Listeners Respond: What's in a Name?

Monday, August 16, 2010

All weekend, we've been asking listeners if they believe that women and men should change their surnames upon marriage. We got dozens of responses from people on both sides of the aisle. We hear some of your takes on this heated subject. Kathryn wrote on The Takeaway website:

"I kept my name.  I was married at age 37 and maybe age had something to do with it. My name was and is part of my identity, so I never considered changing it. I will say that it gets a little confusing when there are children involved, but I am who I am."

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The Takeaway

Closing Arguments Get Underway in California Gay Marriage Trial

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Closing arguments are scheduled for today in a federal trial that will address the constitutionality of Proposition 8 - the controversial amendment to California's constitution that reinstated a ban on gay marriage in the state in 2008, after it had been legal for some months.


The Takeaway

Washington, D.C. Marriage Equality Law Takes Effect

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Later this morning, Washington, D.C.'s marriage equality law goes into effect, allowing the city’s gay and lesbian citizens to legally apply for marriage licenses. Some officials expect as many as 200 people to decend on City Hall to apply.  In the political battle leading up to passing the local legislation, some interesting alliances were formed.