Live And Local With Kevin Wall 06/26/13: Defense Of Marriage Act, Prop 8, And Immigration Reform
CBS LAS VEGAS- The gay rights movement saw a significant victory at the Supreme Court Wednesday, even as the court dodged the fundamental issue of whether marriage is a constitutionally-protected right for all couples, gay or straight. In a 5-4 ruling in United States v. Windsor, the court struck down a provision of the 17-year-old Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that denies federal benefits — like Social Security benefits or the ability to file joint tax returns — to same-sex couples legally married. Pat Vaughn, Director of the American Family Association, talks about why he is against the Supreme Court’s decision on DOMA and Prop 8. Also Tom Chovack, Interim Executive Director for The Center of Southern Nevada, explains why he supports the Supreme Court’s decision on the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8. Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s decisions on the Defense Of Marriage Act and California’s Prop 8?
Our Man About Town Ron Futrell talks about the Supreme Court’s decision on DOMA and Prop 8 and immigration reform.