Friday, October 24, 2014

Today on the Signorile Show!

3:35 PM ET: Noah Michelson, Executive Editor with Huffington Posts Gay Voices, returns to the show as he does every Friday to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines in the LGBT blog-o-sphere. You can also follow Noah on facebook and twitter.

4:45 PM ET: On June 26, 2013, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled Section 3 of DOMA to be unconstitutional, declaring it "a deprivation of the liberty of the person protected by the Fifth Amendment." The consequences of the Windsor decision have been both rapid and profound, and almost three dozen courts throughout the US, including the Fourth, Seventh, and Tenth Circuits, have explicitly relied on Windsor in extending equal rights to gay people under the law. As a result, Professor Lawrence Tribe of Harvard LAw School has observed that he cannot "think of any Supreme Court decision in history that has ever created so rapid and broad a lower-court groundswell in a single direction as Windsor." Joining us today in studio is Roberta Kaplan, the lawyer who successfully argued against DOMA before the U.S. Supreme Court, and is now representing two lesbian couples in a federal lawsuit against Mississippi's gay nuptials ban filed on Monday.

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