same sex marriage en Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage rulings marked a new era for the country.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney discusses the decisions with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 69489 at Congressional Corner with Joe Courtney Gay Rights Activists View Jason Collins’ Coming Out As Positive Step <p>A day after veteran NBA player Jason Collins made national headlines by becoming the first active male athlete in the four major sports to come out as gay, state lawmakers, gay rights advocates and labor and law enforcement officials participated in Empire State Pride Agenda's annual lobby day in Albany.</p><p>Although New Yorkers are becoming more accepting following the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2011, activists and advocates want to ensure that gay rights and gay pride stay in the media spotlight.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:25:09 +0000 Dave Lucas 63525 at Gay Rights Activists View Jason Collins’ Coming Out As Positive Step Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Thanks to high-profile cases on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court has been in the spotlight in recent years.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that its current cases are less likely to captivate the masses.</p><p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 63223 at Stephen Gottlieb: The Gay Marriage Cases <p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sunday night, my wife and I attended a Persian </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nowruz</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> or New Year’s festival, with many friends. We celebrated the best and happiest of the traditions they had left behind, along with other Americans who had come to take part. While celebrating the rebirth of Spring, we were also celebrating freedom with friends who had become refugees, whose humanity and efforts to use their skills to help others had become unwelcome to Iranian authorities.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:30:00 +0000 Stephen Gottlieb 60826 at Vox Pop : Open Forum - SCOTUS and same sex marriage : 3/26/13 <p>Today the Supreme Courts of the United States is hearing the first of two cases that may be the deciding factors in whether same sex marriage is declared legal across the country.&nbsp;</p><p>Today we want your take on the cases, today’s argument on California’s Proposition 8 law that banned gay marriage, and tomorrow’s case challenging the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).<em> </em>WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:00:00 +0000 60724 at Vox Pop : Open Forum - SCOTUS and same sex marriage : 3/26/13