Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

11:09am

Fri June 28, 2013
The Two-Way

SEE: The 'New Yorker' Cover That Has People Talking

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 11:34 am

The New Yorker's July 8 and 15th cover.
The New Yorker

Bert and Ernie — yes, Sesame Street's Muppets — have been thrust yet again into the gay marriage debate.

This time, for its July 8 and 15 issue, The New Yorker decided to use an illustration of Bert and Ernie for their coverage of the Supreme Court's decisions on two landmark gay marriage cases. The illustration shows Bert and Ernie cuddling on a couch while watching what seems to be TV news coverage of the court's decisions:

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2:36am

Thu June 27, 2013
Law

Reaction To Gay-Marriage Rulings Run The Gamut

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 8:43 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And I'm David Greene.

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12:33pm

Wed June 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Justice Kennedy At Center Of Gay Rights Decisions For A Decade

Originally published on Wed June 26, 2013 2:06 pm

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has now written two landmark gay rights decisions.
Damian Dovarganes AP

12:00pm

Wed June 26, 2013

10:22am

Wed June 26, 2013
The Two-Way

After DOMA: What's Next For Gay Married Couples

Originally published on Wed June 26, 2013 1:47 pm

Edith Windsor is mobbed by journalists and supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court on March 27, when the court heard oral arguments in the case that challenged the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision Wednesday to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act is a monumental victory for advocates of same-sex marriage.

But what happens now that the 1996 federal law that confines marriage to a man and a woman has been declared unconstitutional?

Will federal benefits flow only to same-sex married couples living in states that recognize their unions?

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