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.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
When gay marriage becomes legal in New York next month, one city pastor is offering to perform LGBT weddings for free.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
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.
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."
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
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.