Same Sex Marriage
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss President Obama’s election to a second term, some of the factors that led to his victory over Mitt Romney, and ballot wins for same-sex marriage and legalizing pot (well, at least until the Feds get involved).
Monday, September 24, 2012
Republican State Senator Steve Saland, one of three key Republican senators who helped pass same sex marriage last year and faced re-election, is claiming victory in his tough primary challenge.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman joined the court challenge against the Defense of Marriage Act — known as DOMA — that denies married gay couples federal benefits.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
After initially limiting the number of wedding spots on Sunday in anticipation of high turnout Sunday — the first day gay marriage is legal in New York — the Bloomberg administration is now saying it will accommodate everyone who registered in time.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Opponents of same-sex marriage who saw the legislation signed into law over the weekend are worried the religious exemptions that allow groups to opt out of holding gay weddings aren't extensive enough.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
As momentum builds for a vote on gay marriage in the final week of the legislative session, five GOP state Senators are considering a yes vote. Four formerly undecided senators — three Democrats and one Republican — said on Monday that they would support the bill, and Governor Andrew Cuomo said he plans to introduce the bill by the end of the week.
Thursday, August 05, 2010
A California judge struck down the ban on same-sex marriage yesterday. Michael Lavers, national news editor for EDGE media network, and Edward Stein, professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, talk about the recent Proposition 8 ruling and where the debate over same-sex marriage goes from here.