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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.

Forum | Monday, Jun 17, 2013, 9:00 AM

Jeffrey Toobin Previews Historic Supreme Court Rulings

Within the next few weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to release several major decisions on a range of hot-button issues including same-sex marriage and the use of race in undergraduate admissions. New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin joins us to discuss the big cases facing the court, and his new book "The Oath: The Obama White House and The Supreme Court."

The California Report | Friday, Jun 14, 2013, 8:50 AM

Prop. 8 Ruling Won't Be Last Word on Same-Sex Marriage

The nation is waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to announce the fate of Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Court watchers say there are many possible outcomes, but there appears to be little appetite among the justices for a momentous decision in support of same-sex marriage.

The California Report | Friday, Mar 29, 2013, 4:30 PM

Same-Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court

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

A Milestone for Gay Rights, No Matter the Outcome

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

Supreme Court Hears Same-Sex Marriage Cases

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

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on DOMA, Prop. 8

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

Retracing the History of Prop. 8

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

Southern Calif. Catholics Pray for a Modern Pope

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

News Panel: Budget Sequestration, Prop. 8 and DOMA, and more

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

Obama Administration Urges Court to Strike Down Prop. 8

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.

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