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The Leonard Lopate Show

David Boies on Prop 8

Thursday, July 11, 2013

David Boies, the co-lead counsel—along with Ted Olson—in the legal challenge to California’s Proposition 8, discusess last month’s Supreme Court decision, which allows same-sex marriages to resume in the Golden State. David Boies is also the chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Martha Plimpton Hosts: Prop 8 Lawyer David Boies; Best Musicals; Lucy Wainwright Roche; Fracking

Thursday, July 11, 2013

She speaks with David Boies, co-lead counsel in the legal challenge to California’s Proposition 8. Singer-songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche discusses her latest album “Fairytale and Myth,” and Josh Fox discusses hydraulic fracturing and “Gasland Part Two,” the follow-up to his Oscar-nominated documentary.

On The Media

An Evolution Of Messaging Against Gay Marriage

Friday, June 28, 2013

Despite the Prop 8 and DOMA rulings, groups like the National Organization for Marriage will continue fighting gay marriage in many states in coming years. Brooke speaks with Thomas Peters, the communications director for the National Organization for Marriage about the past, present and future of the group's messaging.

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On The Media

The Messages Behind the Gay Marriage Battle

Friday, June 28, 2013

The next battles over gay marriage will happen in the states where each side has changed and refined their messaging over the past few years. Brooke talks with Amy Mitchell from the Pew Research Project for Excellence in Journalism about the growing acceptance of gay marriage. Also, gay marriage advocate and researcher David Dodge explains that pro-gay marriage campaigns have only recently found messages that work. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Today's Landmark Gay Rights Ruling

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lanae Erickson Hatalsky, director of social policy and politics at Third Way, discusses today's Supreme Court ruling in the Proposition 8 case and its decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.

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WNYC News

Explainer: What the Gay Marriage Rulings Mean for NY, NJ

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Supreme Court ruled today that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and dismissed the California Prop 8 case. But what do the rulings mean? We have (some of) the answers.

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WNYC News

Timeline | A Brief History of Same-sex Marriage in the Courts

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

WNYC

Same-sex marriage in U.S. courts didn't start with the case currently pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1967, the Supreme court ruled on a case involving miscegenation and established marriage as a protected constitutional right. Dozens of other court battles have been fought in the decades since to determine how and whether the right to marry - and related benefits - should be extended to same-sex couples.

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WNYC News

David Boies on Gay Marriage Hearings: Premature to Predict Prop 8's Future

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

David Boies is the lead counsel on the constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8, the state's same-sex marriage ban that went before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. 

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WNYC News

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 Brian Lehrer Show

Olson and Boies: from Bush v. Gore to Prop 8

Monday, March 19, 2012

David Boies, chairman of Boies, Schiller and Flexner, defended Al Gore in 2000. He and Ted Olson, former solicitor general of the United States, discuss why, after arguing opposite sides in Bush v. Gore, they joined forces in defense of gay marriage and where the Prop 8 case is headed.

EVENT: See David Boies and Ted Olson in a discussion moderated by Bill Keller tomorrow night at the 92nd St. Y.

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The Takeaway

California's Ban on Gay Marriage Struck Down

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

On Tuesday, a federal appeals court panel ruled that Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage which passed into law in 2008, was unconstitutional. This is the first time an appellate court has said there is any kind of constitutional right to marry. But this ruling is still being considered "cautious" by legal experts: Proposition 8 supporters can appeal to the entire 9th circuit, or ask the Supreme Court to take up their case.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How the Ninth Circuit Decided to Overturn Prop 8

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Dahlia Lithwicksenior editor at Slate, discussed the court ruling on the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 and what might happen next.

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It's A Free Country ®

Explainer: Where the States Stand on Gay Marriage

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

California's Proposition 8, a law banning same-sex marriage in the state, has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals panel. Meanwhile, a bill to allow same-sex marriage in Washington state has passed the State Senate and is on its way to the House.

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