Same sex marriage advocates rally on the steps of the Supreme Court June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled to strike down DOMA and determined the California's proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage was not properly before them, declining to overturn the lower court's striking down of the law. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Live And Local With Kevin Wall 06/26/13: Defense Of Marriage Act, Prop 8, And Immigration Reform

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.


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Live And Local With Kevin Wall 03/27/13: Healthcare, Defense Of Marriage Act, And Steven Brooks

A new study finds that insurance companies will have to pay out an average of 32 percent more for medical claims under President Obama’s health care overhaul.


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Live And Local With Kevin Wall 03/26/13: The Supreme Court, Gay Marriage, And Prop 8

Today, the U.S.Supreme court will heard arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry — a case considering the constitutionality of California’s gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.


A picture of Philippa (left) and Inger Knudson-Judd, taken with a camera phone before Philippa had to fly back to the United Kingdom. (Credit: Philippa and Inger Knudson-Judd)

Defense Of Marriage Act Forces Gay Couple To Live An Ocean Apart

The Defense of Marriage Act, which does not recognize same-sex marriage on a federal level, has resulted in one couple, Inger and Philippa Knudson-Judd, having to manage through a bi-national marriage. One wife lives in Colorado, the other, in the United Kingdom, because DOMA does not allow one wife to sponsor the other for American citizenship.


Obama administration appeals gay marriage ruling

(Reuters) – The Obama administration decided on Tuesday to appeal a judge’s rulings that prevented the U.S. government from banning same-sex marriages, a move that could undermine support among President Barack Obama’s traditional liberal base […]


Federal Defense of Marriage Act Declared Unconstitutional

By DENISE LAVOIE (AP) BOSTON — A key part of a law denying married gay couples federal benefits has been thrown out the window in Massachusetts, the first state to legalize gay marriage. The ball […]