#LoveWins: FORA.tv's Same-Sex Marriage Series



Will Chief Justice John Roberts Support Gay Marriage?

Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law Kenji Yoshino speculates on the odds that Chief Justice John Roberts will decide in favor of gay marriage.

Are We Redefining Marriage by Including Gay Couples?

Kenji Yoshino, John Eastman, and Evan Wolfson discuss whether including same-sex couples in marriage redefines the institution and creates a "new right".

Barney Frank on Gay Rights: There's More Work to Do

Barney Frank, politician and author of "Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage," argues Republicans still haven't accepted the LGBT community.

Andrew Solomon: Legally Ending Gender

Andrew Solomon, writer and professor of clinical psychology at Columbia University, discusses the hypothetical consequences of removing gender from the legal system.

The First Justice to Officiate a Gay Marriage

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, explains how it felt to be the first justice to officiate a gay marriage and what it means for our country.

DOMA and Proposition 8

Jeffrey Toobin, author and legal commentator for CNN, Emily Bazelon of Slate, and NYU Law School professor Kenji Yoshino discuss the possible impact of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8.

Ted Olson: Getting Republicans to Support Gay Marriage

Ted Olson, longtime conservative lawyer and a former Solicitor General of the United States under President George W. Bush, addresses his status among fellow Republicans now that he has taken on a role as a lead attorney in the case against California's Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the state.

Breaking Down Obama's Stance on Gay Marriage

A panel of prominent marriage advocates and lawyers analyze Obama's stance on the same-sex marriage debate.

Prop. 8 Trial: The Legal Future of Same-Sex Marriage

David Boies, one of the high profile lawyers who filed the suit, discusses the Proposition 8 federal trial. Referring to the history of marriage precedents, Boies says the equal protection argument should also apply to legalizing same-sex marriage.

Gay Marriage Rights: A Fight for Inclusion and Security

Lisa Duggan, professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, argues that the struggle for gay marriage rights is partly due to security concerns triggered by the current economic climate. "Those arguments that gay liberation and feminism made that sounded freeing, in this environment can sound more frightening than freeing."

Cynthia Nixon: Gays Don't Want to Redefine Marriage

"Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon weighs in on the gay marriage debate. "Gay people who want to marry have no desire to redefine marriage in any way," she says. "When women got the vote, they did not redefine voting."

Why Gay Marriage Matters

Kate Kendell, leader of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, discusses her involvement in promoting marriage equality and expands on why a legally recognized marriage should be considered a basic human right, despite sexual orientation.

About this series

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a right protected by the Constitution. "It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage," wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy in the majority opinion, "They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."

It's been a long battle for marriage equality, but in recent years there's been a shift in politics and public opinion. In 2012, President Obama became the first president endorsed same-sex marriage. In 2013, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Prop 8.

Our series pulls together some of the best debates and interviews on same-sex marriage with leading civil rights activists, celebrities, professors, and politicians.

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