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Wed, Jun 26, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Supreme Court Clears the Way for Same-Sex Marriage in California


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Members of the plaintiff team in the same sex marriage cases before the Supreme Court.
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Members of the plaintiff team in the same sex marriage cases before the Supreme Court.

The U.S. Supreme Court issued two long-awaited decisions today, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, and ruling that Proposition 8 supporters did not have standing to bring the case, thus clearing the way for same-sex marriage in California. We talk about how the Justices ruled, and what these watershed decisions mean for the state.

Host: Judy Campbell

Guests:

  • David Levine, professor of law at UC Hastings College of the Law
  • Jane Schacter, professor of law at Stanford Law School
  • John Eastman, professor at the Chapman University School of Law, and chair of the National Organization for Marriage -- which supports Prop. 8
  • Kate Kendell, executive director of The National Center for Lesbian Rights
  • Scott Shafer, reporter and host of KQED's The California Report

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