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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.

Voting rights, affirmative action, same-sex marriage, workplace discrimination...it's been a big week at the
Supreme Court.   Join Linda Wertheimer, along with NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg and NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving, for a recap and in-depth analysis of all the major rulings.
Wednesday, June 26 at 6pm.

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.

(San Jose Mercury News) // A 3.4 earthquake occurred at 1:13 am in San Jose this morning. The epicenter was located on San Felipe Road, 10 miles east of the Villages, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No injuries or damage were reported...

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