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A rush for Same-Sex Marriage licenses is expected tomorrow but a few couples will be wed today—in San Francisco, Oakland and Beverly Hills. But the controversy is far from over. If gays and lesbians have the freedom to marry do religions have the right to say, “No?” On Reporter’s Notebook, is Mayor Villaraigosa’s trip to Israel worth what it’s costing the city of LA?

Producers:
Karen Radziner
Gary Scott

Main Topic Gay Couples Begin To Wed in the Golden State

As of 5 o’clock this afternoon, same sex marriage is legal in California.  Most licenses will be issued starting tomorrow. But at 5:01 pm today, Los Angeles County planned to make an exception.  

Guests:
Dean Logan, Los Angeles County (@lacountyrrcc)
Rachel Dowd, Deputy Editor, The Advocate
Joe Mathews, Zocalo Public Square (@joemmathews)

Reporter's Notebook Mayor Villaraigosa Is In Israel. Why?

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert now has a Kobe Bryant jersey, and security experts from the Ben Gurion airport will be making regular inspections of LAX.  

Guests:
John Fishel, President and CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
Bill Boyarsky, LA Observed, Truthdig and Jewish Journal

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