Same Sex Marriage


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

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.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The "2016 Starts Now!" Edition

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). 



GOP State Senator Who Supported Gay Marriage Claims Primary Victory

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.



AG Schneiderman Joins Defense of Marriage Act Court 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.

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Love Finds a Way: Every Couple Wins in City's Gay Marriage Lottery

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.



Religious Groups Worry About Exemptions in Same-Sex Marriage Law

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.



Five GOP Senators Who Could Decide Same-Sex Marriage Vote

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.

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Judge Keeps Gay Marriages in California on Hold

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A federal judge has ruled that gay marriages in California should remain on hold until at least Aug. 18.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Prop 8 Ruling

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.

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