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Supreme Court Clears The Way For Same-Sex Marriage In California

Publication Date: 
June 26, 2013
Source: 
KQED Radio - Forum with Michael Krasny
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Host: Judy Campbell

Professor Jane Schacter was on KQED Forum with Judy Campbell and others to discuss the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage rulings and what these decisions mean for California going forward.

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.

Host: Judy Campbell

Guests:

David Levine, professor of law at UC Hastings College of the Law
Jane Schacter, professor of law at Stanford Law School
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
Scott Shafer, reporter and host of KQED's The California Report