same-sex marriage

File Photo: Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank at a USDA event in 2012.
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Marcie Sillman talks to former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank about his new memoir, "Frank." 

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Ross Reynolds talks to Alexandra Gutierrez of the Alaska Public Radio Network about the decision by Alaska's attorney general to sign a letter with 15 other states advising the Supreme Court to uphold state bans on same-sex marriage. 

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Marcie Sillman talks with senior Brookings Institution fellow, Jonathan Rauch, about how the gay rights movement compares to other social movements in the past.

The fate of Idaho's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage is in the hands of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. 

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There will be no wedding band, no ceremony or awkward toasts. But on June 30, up to 4,000 same-sex couples in Washington are set to be married – without ever uttering the words, "I do."

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The Family Medical Leave Act's benefits will be extend to married same-sex couples in all of the U.S., under a White House announced today. The change comes as the Obama administration alters federal policies to fit the Supreme Court's repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act last June.

The U.S. Supreme Court won't block same-sex marriages in Oregon. The high court Wednesday turned down a request to halt gay marriages in the state.

The issue of whether gay marriage is legal in Oregon may not be settled after all.

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Marcie Sillman talks to University of Washington law professor Peter Nicolas about federal judges striking down state bans on same-sex marriage.

Same-sex couples can now marry legally in Oregon after a federal judge Monday overturned the state's ban on gay marriage.

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Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle attorney Denise Diskin about the practical implications of domestic partnerships being automatically converted into marriages on June 30 this year.

Attorneys for four same-sex couples called Oregon's gay marriage ban a "state imposed badge of inferiority" during arguments in federal court Wednesday.

A federal judge in Oregon will not issue an immediate decision Wednesday in a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

A national group that opposes same-sex marriage is trying to intervene in a case scheduled to go before a federal judge in Oregon this week.

Attorneys for a group that wants to overturn Oregon's law barring same-sex marriage will make their case to a federal judge in Eugene Wednesday.

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