same-sex marriage

Employment Law: Same sex marriage and employee benefit issues.
Guests: Employment Law attorneys Clarissa A. Kang, and Julie Hayden Wilensky.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests, please call 1-866-798-8255.
Also, this Wednesday, June 24, is our monthly Call-A-Lawyer Night. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts on 91.7 FM (online kalw.org), attorneys are available off-the-air 7 'til 8pm for private/no-fee consultation on a wide variety of legal issues: 1-800-525-9917.

Provincetown Tourism Office

  

How did Provincetown, Massachusetts, get to be so "gay, gay, gay," as the Provincetown Business Guild puts it? Let the locals fill you in! 7pm Thursday, hear from the lounge pianist who's been there 50 years, The Fabulous Dyketones founder, the activist-artist who made a dress out of tampon applicators, the town clerk who married 200 couples in one day, and more. You'll hear about Portuguese sailors and innkeepers, fine art history, sand-filled cars, mass same-sex weddings in 2004, the dunes, "the dick dock" and more on this documentary-style romp with Out in the Bay host Eric Jansen, edited by Nora Elmeligy, through what is probably the gayest little city in the world - at least per capita! Airs 7pm Thursday April 16, 2015. 

Phyllis + Del: Six Decades of Love

Feb 12, 2015

On this Valentine's weekend, Out in the Bay honors one of San Francisco's favorite couples - pioneering civil rights activists Phyllis Lyon and the late Del Martin. Valentine's Day was their anniversary. They co-founded the nation's first lesbian political organization, the Daughters of Bilitis, in 1955. They were together more than 55 years before they could legally wed, as the first same-sex couple to marry in San Francisco City Hall in 2008. They had also been the first same-sex couple to wed in February 2004 when Mayor Gavin Newsom challenged state law. (He lost the first round, but eventually won). On this special edition of Out in the Bay, hear Del & Phyllis' love story, shared with producer Eric Jansen over their kitchen table in 2006, along with some of their favorite music and tales of life in San Francisco from 1950 to now. Also on this encore broadcast, outLoud Radio brings us perspectives on love from young, old and in-between.

Marriage begets crisis in "Love is Strange"

Aug 28, 2014

Love is Strange is a new film starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as an older gay couple, together 39 years, who get married after New York legalizes same sex marriage. That's when their troubles begin.  Hear scenes from the film and hear director and co-writer Ira Sachs tell us about his inspiration. Eric Jansen hosts. Love is Strange opens in San Francisco Bay Area theaters Friday August 28.  (Broadcast Thursday, 8/28/14)

"I ... do? Wait, let me think about it."

Dec 16, 2013

Experts help homo and hetero couples weigh the pros and cons of getting married by year-end. Just because it's now legal for same-sex couples to marry in California and many other states, and the federal government must recognize those marriages, should you? There are financial advantages for some to get hitched by Dec. 31, but disadvantages for others, and there are many other potential risks and benefits.

  

Special Adoptions: Thursday at 7pm, Out in the Bay host Eric Jansen speaks with Dennis Hanley, the gay single adoptive dad of three brothers, and with Doni DeBolt, the executive director of Adopt A Special Kid (AASK). Founded 40 years ago, this Oakland-based agency was among the first in the U.S. to encourage lesbian, gay, single, lower-income and older adults to adopt children, and the first to focus on special needs children, including sets of siblings, older kids, and queer youth neglected in foster care.  Live interview 7pm Thursday, Oct. 24, on kalw.org + 91.7 FM; listen after broadcast at OutInTheBay.org

Got a queer itch to hitch? On this hour-long call-in edition of Out in the Bay, analysis and reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions in the Proposition 8 and Defense of Marriage Act cases. What are the next political steps, and how will the rulings affect our lives on a practical basis? Join host Eric Jansen and his legal, financial and political expert guests for answers to your questions. Should you, or should you not tie the knot? Even with the Supreme Court's historic rulings, how are same-sex couples still legally different from hetero couples? Arm yourself with knowledge on this week's Out in the Bay.

 


The Supreme Court issued historic rulings on gay marriage today, dismissing an appeal by Prop 8 supporters and stating that married same-sex couples are entitled to the same federal benefits as opposite-sex ones. While the justices did not rule on the constitutionality of states’ rights to prohibit same-sex marriages or give guidance on the effect of their ruling, legal analysts believe today’s decision regarding Prop 8 will open the door for same-sex marriages in California.

Out in the Bay breaks format for a live, hour-long call-in, 7 - 8pm Thursday, on the marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Kate Kendell of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, just back from witnessing the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 Supreme Court arguments in person, fills us in on the proceedings with her astute insights and first-hand perspective. Internationally-known same-sex relationship lawyer Fred Hertz gives practical advice on what the potential rulings could mean for couples.

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