The Supreme Court & Gay Rights

In March 2013, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on two anti-gay measures, California’s Proposition 8 and the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act,” which was signed by President Clinton in 1996.

Both measures ultimately make same-sex couples second class citizens by denying them equal rights under the law, yet the Court is not expected to rule in favor of full legal equality when it announces its decision in late June.

Here Richard Streetman and GLN’s Andy Thayer discuss the political context of the Court’s deliberations, and what it means for all Americans, gay and non-gay alike.

Originally broadcast March 29, 2013

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