Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Today on The Signorile Show

4:05pm ET - Last Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Callie Granade declared that Alabama’s ban on marriage equality was unconstitutional; however on Sunday she issued a two-week stay on her ruling, meaning that couples in Alabama will have to wait a bit longer to wed. Her order gives the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals until Feb. 9 to decide whether to continue the delay.  Although, as one might expect not everyone in the Yellowhammer State is thrilled about the coming equality; following this historic decision some conservative politicians have made disparaging comments about LGBT people and their right to marry, which caused Alabama's only openly gay legislator, Rep. Patricia Todd, to put her anti-gay colleagues on notice, saying that if they keep espousing family values rhetoric as a reason to oppose marriage equality, she'll start making their marital infidelities public.  Rep. Todd joins us today to discuss marriage equality in Alabama and the opposition to it. 

4:35pm ET - Over the past twenty years evangelical churches have been increasingly taking up residence in public school, often for little or no rent and sometimes providing services that fill in the vacuum left by the government under funding of public education. The mingling of church and school has also been encouraged by some poorly understood but profound changes originating in recent Supreme Court decisions about the relationship between religion and public education.  Joining us today to discuss this growing phenomenon is Katherine Stewart who wrote all about it in The Nation.

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