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, 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.
Forum | Tuesday, Jun 05, 2012, 10:30 AM
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a request by Proposition 8 supporters for a rehearing of the case. Having now lost three rounds in federal court, supporters of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage are expected to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case.
Perspectives | Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 7:35 AM
Michael Larkin is a homophobe, and he supports same-sex marriage.
The California Report | Thursday, May 10, 2012, 8:50 AM
President Barack Obama's decision to declare his personal support for same-sex marriage drew reactions from around the country and the state.
Forum | Monday, Apr 16, 2012, 9:00 AM
President Obama has tiptoed towards outright endorsement of same-sex marriage through the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" and his support of repealing the Defense of Marriage Act. However, some of his supporters are calling for him to take the final step and make support of same-sex marriage part of his campaign platform. But others fear that could cost him politically.
The California Report | Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012, 8:50 AM
Yesterday's ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, and gave many Californians a reason to celebrate. But the decision won't go into effect immediately, and many observers expect the case to end up in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Radio Specials | Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012, 6:00 PM
Is California's ban on same-sex marriage constitutional? The federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to have its say Tuesday with a historic ruling on Proposition 8. KQED News presents a live, hour-long special on the decision. We'll take listeners' calls, talk with legal experts and proponents on both sides of the issue as well as discuss the possibility of Proposition 8 heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Forum | Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012, 10:30 AM
The federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Proposition 8, California's same-sex marriage ban, is unconstitutional. The court found that Prop. 8 violates the equal protection clause under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. We discuss the ruling, which will likely be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
THIS WEEK in Northern California | Friday, Dec 09, 2011, 7:30 PM
Even as Occupy camps are being torn down, the message of the movement seems to be resonating with policy makers. Gov. Brown, for example, has proposed an initiative for the November ballot to raise taxes on the highest income earners in the state. Also, a poll confirms the income gap has widened in California, as the middle class shrinks to below 50 percent of the population. A panel of judges on the 9th Circuit Court hears oral arguments on two issues related to Prop. 8. First, the release of the trial tapes, and second, whether Judge Vaughn Walker's 2010 decision striking down Prop. 8 constituted a conflict of interest because of his long term, same-sex relationship.
The California Report | Friday, Dec 09, 2011, 8:50 AM
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether the federal judge who struck down California's ban on same-sex marriage last year should have disclosed his long-term relationship with another man.