Gay Rights Victories from a Divided US Supreme Court

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Two different five-vote Supreme Court majorities made rulings today that advance the cause of same-sex marriage in the United States. The Defense of Marriage Act, which recognizes only heterosexual marriage, was held to be unconstitutional. Same-sex marriage is now legal again in California, because a lower-court ruling against that state's voter-passed ban will be allowed to stand. We hear the legal details and the emotional reaction from both sides, who agree on one thing: traditional marriage is changing fast.


Jess Bravin - Wall Street Journal - @JessBravin, Dianne Hardy-Garcia - wife of Corri Planck, David Codell - UCLA Law School - @WilliamsPolicy, Audrey Bilger - Claremont McKenna College - @AudreyBilger, Liza Mundy - New America Foundation - @lizamundy‎, John Eastman - National Organization for Marriage - @Chapman_Law

Warren Olney

Sonya Geis, Andrea Brody, Gideon Brower