Whiplash for Gay Marriage

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photoIt's been a year since the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. But on Election Day 2004, voters passed constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriages in eleven U.S. states.

Since the historic Massachusetts decision in the case of Goodridge v. Department of Public Health came down, President George W. Bush has been calling publicly for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would prohibit gay marriage. Both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives rejected such a proposition earlier this year, but Bush will attempt to have Congress reconsider it again in the future.

Tune in to hear about the battle over gay marriage in America, who's winning and how.


Andrew Koppelman, professor of law and political science at Northwestern University School of Law

Andrew Sullivan, conservative writer and gay activist

Maggie Gallagher, president of the Institue for Marriage and Public Policy

Anne Kornblut, reporter for the Boston Globe

Sean Cahill, director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute.

This program aired on November 16, 2004.


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