Trials and Error: Same Sex Marriage on Trial


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With the Supreme Court about to rule on whether gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry in the states in which they live, Trials & Error discusses the landmark 2010 case in federal district court, Hollingsworth v. Perry, which struck down Proposition 8 and its ban on same-sex marriage in California.

The Perry trial established a factual basis for why same-sex couples should have the right to marry, and reflected the cultural shift in public opinion about the validity and dignity of such unions. Join Thane Rosenbaum for a fascinating discussion with law professor, Kenji Yoshino, the author of Speak Now, about the Perry case, Dahlia Lithwick, the legal correspondent for Slate, and Debra Messing, Emmy-winning actress of the iconic comedy, “Will & Grace,” which was responsible for humanizing same-sex relationships in the broader culture.