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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 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.

The California Report | Friday, Mar 01, 2013, 8:50 AM

White House to Supreme Court: Reject Prop 8

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

Proposition 8 Foes Gain Surprising Support

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

A Church Divided: Growing Up Gay and Mormon

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

A Church Divided: Mormons Grapple With Same-Sex Marriage

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

Heightened Scrutiny

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

Same-Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court

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?

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