Supreme Court Clears the Way for Same-Sex Marriage in California

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The U.S. Supreme Court issued two long-awaited decisions today, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, and ruling that Proposition 8 supporters did not have standing to bring the case, thus clearing the way for same-sex marriage in California. We talk about how the Justices ruled, and what these watershed decisions mean for the state.

Listener Questions About the Rulings

Basics of the Rulings and DOMA Case

Complete Show Highlights


Scott Shafer, reporter and host of KQED's The California Report

Jane Schacter, professor of law at Stanford Law School

David Levine, professor of law at UC Hastings College of the Law

John Eastman, professor at the Chapman University School of Law, and chair of the National Organization for Marriage -- which supports Prop. 8

Kate Kendell, executive director of The National Center for Lesbian Rights