The US Supreme Court will close its term today with a ruling on a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act, which blocks gay married couples from federal benefits, as well as California’s Proposition 8 that bans gay marriage in that state.
What about a couple married in Delaware that moves to New Jersey? Or a couple who files for divorce in NJ?
Chris gets ready for the Phillies home opener against the Kansas City Royals. He also reviews DA Seth Williams proposal to impose a two year minimum sentence for illegally possessing a gun in Philadelphia and Mayor Michael Nutters decision to veto city council’s mandatory paid sick leave bill. He also talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday and CBS 3′s Beasley Reece.
Chris reviews the Phillies opening day set back in Atlanta, Senator Bob Casey’s conversion on gay marriage, and doing business in the gym. He also talks to Author Christopher Frankie about his new book, Nailed, about working for Lenny Dykstra.
Chris gets ready for the start of the Phillies season with Charlie Manuel. He talks to Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the the Monday Morning Matchup and Fox News Contributor John Stossel about his new book, No They Can’t. He also details the story of a man crashing his car into a Walmart and Google featuring a doodle of Cesar Chavez on Easter.
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.
Hundreds of people from our area headed to Washington D-C this morning to participate in a “Marriage March”.
Chris examines excerpts from a documentary featuring Jerry Sandusky, the collapse of the Today Show, New Jersey’s decision to take over the Camden School District, and Jim Carrey’s video mocking gun rights advocates. He talks to Author Zev Chafets about his book on Fox News President Roger Ailes and to Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick about his work to reinstate veterans tuition benefits cut by sequestration.
Chris discusses La Salle’s win over Mississippi to advance to the Sweet Sixteen, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s stance on gay marriage, and the continued investigation of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez. He talks to Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup and Lt. Gov Jim Cawley.
Chris remains skeptical about global warming as today’s drop to the lowest in two years and he is surprised at the commotion surrounding whether or not Beyonce lip synched the National Anthem at the Presidential Inauguration. He also talks to Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick about the debt ceiling, State Representative Daryl Metcalfe about making Pennsylvania a right-to-work state, and Tom McGrath from the Philly Post.
Chris discusses the latest on the negotiations to avert the fiscal cliff, the controversy now surrounding South Korean Rapper, Psy, and his time Friday Night at the Philly Pops. He talks to CSN Philly’s Ray Didinger about yesterday’s last-second Eagles win in Tampa and to Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein about Corey Booker running for Governor of New Jersey on the Monday Morning Matchup.
Two cases at the center of the battle over same-sex marriage are headed for the Supreme Court, and a local expert is sharing his thoughts.
The Supreme Court will take up California’s ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals.
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.