Defense Of Marriage Act
Chris discusses the Supreme Court’s hearings on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage act and debates whether or not hospitals should hire smokers. He talks to Adrian Benepe from the Trust for Public Land, John Lyles, the inventor of the Skull Shaver, gun rights attorney Evan Nappen, and the Brandywine Roller Girls.
In our area, local organizations on both sides of the gay marriage issue are watching the Supreme Court proceedings in Washington very closely.
The United States Supreme Court could decide today on whether to enter the battle over same sex marriage by taking one of several pending appeals. A local expert says the court almost has no choice but to enter the fray.
Gay rights activists in Philadelphia and elsewhere are praising President Obama’s decision to stop supporting the “Defense of Marriage Act.” That’s the federal law that bans recognition of same-sex marriages.