Only on the job for a few months, Pope Francis caused quite a controversy in a recently published interview that circulated worldwide through a Jesuit magazine.
Exxon Mobil Corp. said Friday that it will begin offering benefits to legally married same-sex couples in the U.S. for the first time starting next week.
Chris breaks down last night’s Eagles loss to Andy Reid and the Chiefs, the latest efforts in the House and Senate to defund Obamacare and the Pope’s latest statements on gay marriage and abortion. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, Beasley Reece for CBS 3, Ray Didinger from CSN Philly, and Comedians, the Sklar Brothers.
The walls of Lynne Gold-Bikin’s office in Norristown, Pa. are lined with framed marriage certificates, some dating back more than 200 years.
Chris reviews President Obama’s speech at the Lincoln Memorial and his comments on Syria, the decision of New Hope’s mayor not to perform same sex marriages, and cancer survival rates in Great Britain. He talks to Lisa DePaulo about her article in Philadelphia Magazine and Comedian Tom Segura.
Less than a week before the matter is argued before a state judge, a new poll shows the decision by a Montgomery County official to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples is widely unpopular with Pennsylvania voters.
Thirty same-sex couples have married since Montgomery County awarded the first license July 24.
Chris reviews the crisis that may prevent Philadelphia Schools from opening on time, NBC News’ reaction to the networks planning of a Hillary Clinton mini-series and Democratic efforts to draw Governor Tom Corbett into a battle over gay marriage. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece, and Comedian Aries Spears.
The Corbett Administration has until Aug. 12th to file a brief. The county has a week to respond.
Chris discusses the legality of delaying the implementation of Obamacare, the closing of two coal plants in Pennsylvania, and the continued effort to push through immigration reform. He also talks to Actors Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Beverly D’Angelo and to Tom McGrath from the Philly Post.
Chris reviews the political response to the events in Egypt, the plane crash in San Francisco, and the implementation of the saggy pants ban in Wildwood. He also talks to Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel and Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup.
Chris analyzes the delay of Obamacare’s employer mandate implementation, the failure of the Republican led Pennsylvania legislature to privatize liquor sales, and New Jersey Democrats attempt to override Governor Chris Christie’s gay marriage veto. He talks to Time’s Kelly Knauer, Philly Mag’s Tom McGrath and Don Adams from the Independence Hall Tea Party Association.
Chris analyzes the popularity of country music in the Delaware Valley, Philadelphia’s place on the list of snobbiest cities in the country, and the split opinion’s of American’s on gay marriage. He also speaks with Navy Vice Admiral Nanette Derenzi about and Inquirer Reporter Jason Nark.
Chris talks to Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel about their series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, Matt Brouillette from the Commonwealth Foundation about the Pennsylvania legislature’s failure to pass alcohol privatization, and Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup about the immigration bill currently being debated in Washington. He also discusses the NFL’s decision not to promote the Affordable Care Act and the raise in SEPTA fares.
As of Monday, any couple married in another state or country which recognizes same-sex marriage will now be recognized as married in Delaware.