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 | 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.
The California Report | Monday, Feb 18, 2013, 8:50 AM
Few issues have been as divisive in recent history as same-sex marriage, and California has been at the center of the maelstrom since voters approved Proposition 8. Outside of the legal questions facing the ban on same-sex marriage, many churches and their followers are grappling with their own position on gays and lesbians. Our series "A Church Divided" concludes with the story of a Mormon mother and son working to bridge a historical divide.
The California Report | Friday, Feb 15, 2013, 8:50 AM
California's Proposition 8 banned same-sex couples from marrying and touched off a closely watched legal battle that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next month. It also stirred up soul-searching in the Mormon church, one of Prop. 8's big financial backers. Some church members are questioning long-held beliefs about homosexuality.
Perspectives | Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012, 7:35 AM
Do gays and lesbians have political power? Clyde Wadsworth says the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision could depend on the answer.
Forum | Monday, Dec 10, 2012, 9:00 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that it would review an appeals court ruling striking down Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. The high court also plans to hear a case on whether married same-sex couples are entitled to equal benefits. How are the justices likely to vote? And what will their decisions mean for California?
The California Report | Friday, Dec 07, 2012, 4:30 PM
It's been four years since California voters enacted a ban on same-sex marriage. Friday afternoon -- after years of legal twists and turns -- the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up the fundamental question: Does Prop. 8 violate the U.S. Constitution? The court also agreed to hear a related case involving the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
THIS WEEK in Northern California | Friday, Nov 30, 2012, 7:30 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to review California's Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, officials in San Francisco anticipate a rush of gay and lesbian weddings if the case is denied by the high court and the lower courts' rulings stand, making the ban unconstitutional.
Some prisoners sentenced to life for nonviolent, non-serious offenses are being re-sentenced and released following voter approval of Proposition 36. The measure reforms California's tough "three strikes" sentencing law and limits when prosecutors can seek a life sentence.
The Drakes Bay Oyster Co. has lost its lease after decades in Point Reyes National Seashore. After a long environmental battle, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar decided to shut down the historic oyster farm and restore Drakes Estero to wilderness.
The California Report | Friday, Nov 30, 2012, 4:30 PM
It's been more than four years since voters passed Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage in California. After two lower court rulings striking down the measure, the question of Prop. 8 finally made it to the U.S. Supreme Court Friday.
Forum | Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012, 10:00 AM
Later this year, the Diocese of Oakland's bishop will become archbishop of the San Francisco Diocese, which covers nearly 500,000 Catholics from Marin County to San Mateo. Incoming Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, a San Diego native, has been a prominent leader in the opposition to same-sex marriage. He joins us to talk about his vision for the Catholic Church.
The California Report | Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012, 8:50 AM
California's same-sex marriage ban may face the ultimate legal review in this country. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined yesterday to reconsider its three-judge panel's earlier decision on Proposition 8. Supporters of the same-sex marriage ban vowed to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.