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The Brian Lehrer Show

Biblical Case for Gay Marriage

Monday, December 24, 2012

Episcopalian Bishop of New Hampshire Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopalian bishop, draws on religious teachings to make the case for same-sex marriage.

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WNYC News

Analysis: A Look at the NY Gay Marriage Case Before SCOTUS

Friday, December 07, 2012

The Supreme Court will hear two cases that challenge federal marriage laws. One of those cases is from New York. Here to shed some light on the case and what’s at stake is Slate senior editor Emily Bazelon.

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U.S. Supreme Court and Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, November 30, 2012

Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and Political Gabfest Radio panelist, discusses the same-sex marriage cases the U.S. Supreme Court is considering hearing--and what we should know about them.

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Explainer: What to Watch for in this Action-Packed Supreme Court Term

Monday, October 01, 2012

There are so many good cases and issues to consider this term, I can’t write about them in a single post.

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Opinion: Hey Homophobes, It's Game Over after the NFL Dustup

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Let me preface this by saying that if the Baltimore Ravens stadium were on fire, and I had just finished drinking a six pack of beer, as a Redskins fan I would do nothing to help put the fire out.

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Opinion: The Democratic Party Finally Grew Some Stones

Monday, September 10, 2012

Marriage equality. The Dream Act. Reproductive rights. Voter access. These Democrats were bold and certain. They were progressive and passionate.

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That's My Issue: Gay Rights

Friday, August 24, 2012

It was the Gay Rights Movement in San Francisco - in the mid-seventies - that really imprinted me. It was so powerfully visual; you would see the change from yone year to the next. In the late sixies and early 1970s, one was aware of homosexuals, of course - but ...

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That's My Issue: Gay Rights

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I myself took for granted this basic acceptance until I started to tell the story of my sister and our family.

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Opinion: I Support Chick-fil-A Because of the First Amendment

Friday, August 03, 2012

The Chick-fil-a controversy was awkward for me at first because of the two reasons above: I'm a conservative, yes, but I don't like the food and, oh yeah, I'm fine with gay people marrying.

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Opinion: Muppets Right to Stand Against Chick-Fil-A Over Gay Marriage

Friday, July 27, 2012

If there's any lesson from every Muppet adventure, it's that you shouldn't underestimate the ability of that goofy crew of lovable misfits to get things done, outsmart the bad guys and save the day. Evidently, the right-wing owners of Chick-fil-A haven't watched enough of Kermit and the gang.

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On Anniversary of NY Gay Marriage Vote, GOP Senator Has No Regrets

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A year ago this week, New York State Senator Jim Alesi, a Republican, made the politically risky move to vote in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.

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WNYC News

Conservative West Side Presbyterian Church Preps for First Gay Wedding

Monday, June 25, 2012

The most conservative Presbyterian Church on Manhattan’s West Side is preparing to host their first gay wedding.

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Widow Elated With Gay Marriage Court Ruling

Thursday, June 07, 2012

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The 82-year-old New Yorker who challenged the federal Defense of Marriage Act said she was thrilled by the judge's ruling in her favor — even though the decision only affects her case and not other same sex-couples in the state for now.

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Opinion: DOMA Repeal Shows Why Courts Matter

Friday, June 01, 2012

The country is evolving quickly. Public opinion has turned. Now everyone needs to get on board or be steamrolled by history.

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Federal Appeals Court Overturns DOMA's Definition of Marriage

Thursday, May 31, 2012

In a unanimous ruling, a U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a key component of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. This is the first time that DOMA was found to be unconstitutional by a Federal Appeals Court.

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After Obama Endorsement, Fewer Republicans Support Gay Marriage

Thursday, May 24, 2012

After President Obama announced his personal support for legalizing gay marriage earlier this month, much of the attention has focused on how this has moved the opinions of minorities his way. A poll this week shows Republican support for gay marriage has also moved since, but it has gone the other way.   

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Opinion: Are All Civil Liberties Created Equal?

Monday, May 21, 2012

Many politicians, from Mayor Bloomberg to President Obama, want to have it both ways on civil liberties: Loosening restrictions on same-sex marriage, while pushing the limits of constitutionality on crime and terrorism.

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Evidence Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance Won't Cost Him the Latino Vote

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The president’s marriage equality stance seems to have energized immigration activists, especially young Latino voters who have built an alliance with gay activists on pushing for immigration reform.

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Opinion: Romney's Bully Image Runs Deeper Than 'Haircut' Story

Friday, May 11, 2012

Republicans have chosen a man whose behavior, demeanor and record makes us believe he could be the bully his old friends described.

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