gay marriage

  • March 29, 2013   BY M.V. Lee Badgett  

    An economist looks beneath the same-sex marriage debate to the costs incurred by couples who can’t marry, by regions that won’t let them, and by the economy as a whole. Chris and Renee Wiley pose for a wedding photo on … Continue reading

  • March 29, 2013   BY Paul Solman  

    By M.V. Lee Badgett An economist looks beneath the same-sex marriage debate to the costs incurred by couples who can’t marry, by regions that won’t let them, and by the economy as a whole. Chris and Renee Wiley pose for … Continue reading

  • March 29, 2013  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week’s political news with Judy Woodruff, including the Supreme Court examination of same-sex marriage laws and the societal and political sea change on that issue, plus why the push for new gun control legislation may be losing momentum. Continue reading

  • March 28, 2013  

    Aspects of religion and morality have been used as the basis for arguments by both sides of the debate on same-sex marriage. Ray Suarez talks with Michael Schuenemeyer, minister for the United Church of Christ, and Richard Langer, a minister with the Evangelical Free Church of America, to learn how they’ve approached the topic. Continue reading

  • March 27, 2013  

    The Supreme Court took up whether same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. Kwame Holman offers history on the Defense of Marriage Act and reactions from outside the court. Ray Suarez talks to National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle, who helps compare proceedings on both same-sex marriage cases. Continue reading

  • March 27, 2013  

    While the Supreme Court considers arguments for and against the federal Defense of Marriage Act, Judy Woodruff moderates a debate between Ken Klukowski, director of the Center for Religious Liberty at the Family Research Center, and Mary Bonauto, special counsel for the group Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders. Continue reading

  • March 26, 2013   BY Katelyn Polantz and Terence Burlij  

    Justin Kenny of Akron, Ohio, holds a flag Tuesday morning in front of the Supreme Court building. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images. Tuesday’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court involving California’s ban on same-sex marriage, known as Proposition 8, boil … Continue reading

  • March 26, 2013  

    The Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, a ballot measure that bans same-sex marriage. Kwame Holman reports on reactions from supporters on both sides of the debate. Judy Woodruff talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal, who analyzes the arguments inside the courtroom. Continue reading

  • March 26, 2013  

    As the Supreme Court considers arguments on the definition of marriage, and the legal and societal implications of same-sex marriage, Gwen Ifill moderates a debate between California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Austin Nimocks from the Alliance Defending Freedom, two attorneys who were present in the courtroom. Continue reading

  • March 19, 2013   BY Christina Bellantoni and Katelyn Polantz  

    Chris and Renee Wiley pose for a wedding photo last year in Times Square. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images. A new national poll reflecting a major evolution on attitudes toward gay marriage highlights the continued cultural shifts on the issue … Continue reading