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Lavender Hill is Lincoln, NE's only LGBTQ news and talk show on community radio. Airing live every Sunday at 11am CT on KZUM-HD 89.3FM, the show can be heard on the radio at 89.3FM and streaming live on the web at the KZUM website. Corwin and Phil bring you news, views, interviews and other information related to the LGBTQ community with a focus on Lincoln and Omaha, NE.
In the 122nd edition, Cowin and Phil discuss the recent Supreme Court of the United States decisions on the constitutionality of DOMA Section 3 and California's Proposition 8. They also talk about the recent tumult in the leadership of OutServe-SLDN and Pride events around the globe. Kate sat in for moral support with some commentary of her own.
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We are continuing our week-long coverage of the debate over same-sex marriage. Today the Supreme Court heard a challenge against the Defense of Marriage Act which passed in 1996. The law defined marriage as only being between a man and a woman affecting 1,100 statutes covering everything from taxes to federal benefits. Like the state of California in the case of Proposition 8 heard yesterday, the Obama Administration has elected not to defend the law against court challenge. As a result, members of Congress formed the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group to take up defense of DOMA, opening a challenge to their very defense because they may lack standing. The Court also must decide whether same-sex couples are a protected class in the way interracial couples were determined to be in Loving v. Virginia which overturned laws outlawing interracial marriage.
A little later, I will have in-studio, Fred Karger, a long-time Republican campaign consultant and now director of Rights Equal Rights, a pro-same sex marriage advocacy group. Before that we’ll get into the case itself with some legal insight from William Duncan of the Marriage Law Foundation who wrote an amicus brief for the Court in support of BLAG and those calling DOMA constitutional. But first we’ll talk to David McKean, legal director for OutServe-SLDN who wrote a brief on in support of plaintiffs challenging DOMA.
Our First guest is Jonathan Hopkins, a spokesman for Outserve, a group that supports open gays in the military.
Our second guest is Judson Phillips, who will be discussing the comments by union leader Jimmy Hoffa.
Host Andre Traversa
Co-Host Jim Lagnese
How are gay soldiers influencing the policy discussion of Don't Ask Don't Tell from within? Our guest is "JD Smith" founder of Citizens for Repeal and Co-Director of OutServe. Call in. Stand up. Speak out. Guest call-in number is 347-327-9615.