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  • 00:19

    Bye bye and die marriage-equality blog

    in Politics Progressive

    Coming up on 12 years, my first political blog, Marry in Massachusetts, is going on hiatus. I'd long figured to shut it down when we had legal same-sex marriage nationwide. It's time.

    I'll cover politics here, a bit in my personal blog, Harrumph, and at Left Ahead. In this show, I'll declare a victory for equality. This is the right kind of collateral damage from yesterday's SCOTUS decision.

    I'll talk about that ruling and touch on the majority and dissenting views. I've already done basic analysis on it at Marry in Massachusetts. It's a relief with a tinge of sadness in saying goodbye to the familiar.

  • 00:31

    TD49: Marriage can be so gay - Response on SCOTUS decision for marriage equality

    in Entertainment

    Tim and Derek share their thoughts on SCOTUS decision to legalize gay marriage and open up marriage for all. 


  • 01:44

    The Power of Positive When a Marriage is in Trouble

    in Relationships

    What do you do when you've tried everything but your spouse still doesn't want to save your marriage?

    We have several suggestions, but in this program we offer even more. We have a special guest whose husband does not want to salvage their marriage. She's done all the right things but he still wants no part of it. Yet she is the most positive person we've ever worked with.

    How does she stay positive?

    What effect does that have on her?

    What effect may it have on him?

    You can can call to ask her questions. Of course, as always, you can call in your question or comment about anything to do with relationships and Joe Beam will be there to answer.

  • 01:30

    No Tricks! A Night of Treats for Your Marriage

    in Relationships

    Tonight, ask anything you want. Don't have a question? Call in to simply say hello or tell your favorite Halloween movie. Whatever it is, we'd love to speak to you!

    In this open Q&A show, we'll be taking calls and entering callers into contests for giveaways and coupons for Marriage Helper services.

    Every person we talk to will be entered into a pot for special discounts and giveaways from Marriage Helper. One person will receive 50% off the Marriage Helper 911 Workshop, others will get 50% off the 10 week Save My Marriage online course, and even more will win a free copy of Joe Beam's book, "The Art of Falling in Love."

    Talk to you tonight!


  • 01:09

    The Supreme Court & Marriage Equality: An Historic Rally Flashback

    in Current Events

    On Wednesday, March 27th, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the oral arguments of United States v. Windsor, having heard Hollingsworth v. Perry the preceding day, which resulted later in the year, the overturning of DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) and the upholding of the unconstitutionality of California's Proposition 8.  Also on March 27tth of 2013, throughout the United States communities rallied in support of Marriage Equality, on which day almost 1,000 people gathered across the street from Palm Springs City Hall.  Nicholas Snow was on hand at the event, and to add historical context to the cases before the Supreme Court now, presents an encore of the speeches given that day.

    Follow Nicholas on Twitter and Facebook to be alerted at the start of live broadcasts!


  • 00:29

    Is the road to marriage equality a path to martyrdom?

    in LGBT

    Have you read any of Rob Watson's gay dad letters?  If so, you'll know Rob takes to task those who use their faith as a tool to legally discriminate.  

    In the next 30 minutes, Rob and Soul (your host) talk about:

    are we turning basic respect into a priviledge
    are public business owners who challenge state accommodation laws modern day martyrs? 
    who those denied marriage equality face what other races have faced for centuries -  blatant discrimination
    a new monthly live-talk show to connect with Rob to discuss past shows, posts and topics near and dear to you.

    Get your calendar out.  Pencil us in for the last Tuesday evening of every month.  (Click on the Follow button above to receive one email reminder of future shows.) Then join us for a lively show!

    Click this link to access all our on-demand shows.

    Click this link to email Soul directly to appear on this show.

  • 00:33

    We Win - Marriage Equality in Alabama

    in Politics Progressive

    Join us this Sunday at 4 pm as we discuss the victory for marriage equality in Alabama. This is something that effects all of the people in our state. It will have a dramatic influence on our state being able to attract new business and tourist, as well as creating a better state for our children to live in. Our special guest will be Patrick Scarborough. He is the Former  Vice Chair of the Equality Alabama Board. Mr. Scarborough is a native of Alabama having grown up in Dothan. He is a graduate of Auburn University earning a degree in chemical engineering, he also has a MBA from Samford University. He married his husband in a ceremony in Boston just last year, after years together they were finally able to be married. Patrick has been fighting for the rights of the LGBT community in Alabama for years, and in his role with Equality Alabama he has given the folks here in our state hope that a better day is coming. Join us for his interview. We will also have progressive news you can use, and of course the most important thing- You.

  • 00:16

    Marriage Equality in Illinois

    in Legal

    Through landmark legislation that passed in Springfield, IL last November, Same Sex Marriage has come in effect as of June 1, 2014. With this new legislation comes many questions and even more gray areas that have yet to be discussed or tested by the court and employers.  Questions such as: 

    What benefits are there for same sex couples?  

    How may business be affected by marriage equality? 

    Now that there is marriage equality, how will these couples be impacted in the courtroom in case of a dissolution of their own?


    To learn more about these questions and more, tune in to this podcast with Family Law attorney, Jenet Pequeno of Lavelle Law, Ltd. 

  • 01:00

    Marriage Equality: LGBT Advocate Ben Patrick Johnson, Kelly McCracken Plaintiff

    in LGBT

    Welcome to the very first podcast of the "Left of Str8" Show!  The first episode premiere's right after the landmark victory in Marriage Equality in the Supreme Court, and for the first show, we are excited to have one of the plaintiffs in that historic case, Kelly McCracken from Ohio, talking about her road to the Supreme Court while trying to be the legal co-parent on her and her wife's daughter, Ruby's birth certificate.  

    We also have longtime LGBT Advocate, Ben Patrick Johnson from L.A., a familiar voiceover actor, whose voice is featured literally on hundreds of movies and television openings, as well as being a huge advocate for California's Prop 8 marriage equality case, a husband, a philanthropist, and an author, where this August, his 5th book is coming out, SPLINTERS.

    We hope you will enjoy our first show and we apologize for the first minute and a half of audio issues.

  • 00:39

    Marriage Equality makes the Anti-LGBT nuts go crazy!

    in Religion

    At last we have marriage equality in all 50 states!!  Hooray!!  It's time to celebrate!! But not everyone is so happy.

    I gathered some awesome people who were kind enough to join me for an impromptu recording session.  These people are the sauce of awesome.  Even though a few people cut out and never came back, I'm so glad these people joined me.

    Hugh Mann, the kindest person in the world, who could not be moved to berate the hate slung at him from the right.
    K Renee Davis Pelt, the coolest person in Evansville, Indiana!
    Ray Riley, who until this podcast recording was only a facebook friend and now has risen to the status of awesome.
    Kelsey Hollis, a personal friend and seriously awesome person.  
    Kristen, the reason I spent three hours editing this show.  


  • 01:06

    Season 4, Episode 21 -- Health Care, Marriage Equality, and the White House

    in Spirituality

    Yes, we know that you asked for it and today you get it!  On today's episode of Keep It Magic, Jacki Smith and Storm Cestavani discuss the latest provocative issues in the news today -- health care, marriage equality,and the White House.  Find out the link between these three pertinent issues and spirituality and find out why these issues are important to understand for your own spiritual growth.  If you have missed our dynamic duo talking about current events, then this is the show for you.

    This show is sponsored by Conventry Creations and the Candle Wicke Shoppe