Special Coverage: Same-Sex Marriage - Radio Archive
A collection of reports by KQED Radio productions, including KQED Radio News, The California Report and Forum. Reports are listed in reverse chronological order.
The California Report | Friday, Mar 29, 2013, 4:30 PM
This week the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. The California Report's Scott Shafer was there and joined with Rachael Myrow to share what he heard inside and outside the courtroom this week.
The California Report | Thursday, Mar 28, 2013, 8:50 AM
No one can say for sure how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. But the dramatic events of this week constitute a benchmark for the Gay Rights movement.
Forum | Monday, Mar 25, 2013, 9:00 AM
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on Proposition 8, California's voter-approved 2008 ban on same-sex marriage. The following day, the high court will take up the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples. We'll preview the historic hearings.
The California Report | Monday, Mar 25, 2013, 8:50 AM
History will be made this week when the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. We report from Washington, D.C. for two days of arguments.
The California Report | Friday, Mar 22, 2013, 4:30 PM
On Tuesday, March 26, more than four years after California voters approved Proposition 8, the state's ban on same-sex marriage will get a full hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court. It's been a long and winding road to the nation's high court -- a road paved with joy, anger, euphoria and fear. We retrace the history of Proposition 8, from the moment it became a ballot measure in 2008.
The California Report | Friday, Mar 08, 2013, 4:30 PM
What might be the world's most exclusive election is scheduled to start on Tuesday, when cardinals gathered in Vatican City will begin to select a new pope. The papal election comes as a New York Times poll finds many Catholics yearning for a transformative leader -- someone who can move the church forward on issues like gay marriage and the ordination of women. We catch up with Catholics in Southern California to get their thoughts on a new leader for the Church.
THIS WEEK in Northern California | Friday, Mar 01, 2013, 7:30 PM
With budget talks on Capitol Hill at an impasse, the nation braces itself for automatic federal spending cuts, also known as "the sequester," that will affect major programs from education to the military. How hard and where will California be hit?
Bay Area real estate prices are on the rise. In almost every corner of the region, home-price appreciation is outpacing projected national growth. Whether low-end, high-end or somewhere in the middle, some analysts say there are too few houses for sale to meet buyer appetite.
The Obama administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. Silicon Valley companies, prominent Republicans and several state attorneys general have filed similar briefs in the past weeks as the high court prepares to consider the constitutionality of Prop. 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act later this month.
Forum | Friday, Mar 01, 2013, 9:00 AM
The Obama Administration has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. We discuss the administration's legal stance on the issue and its potential impact on the court, as well as efforts nationwide to legalize same-sex marriage.
The California Report | Friday, Mar 01, 2013, 8:50 AM
Gay rights advocates say the Obama administration's decision to weigh-in against California's ban on same-sex marriage is a political game-changer. The government's legal brief argues that since domestic partnerships in California offer the same legal rights as marriage, withholding the name "marriage" as Proposition 8 did can only be explained by unjustified prejudice.
The California Report | Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013, 8:50 AM
Thursday is the deadline for friend-of-the-court or amicus briefs to be filed in the U.S. Supreme Court case challenging Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Now, one last-minute brief from prominent Republicans opposing Prop. 8 has legal circles buzzing.