Archives: Karla Rothan

DOMA: Officially Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling on Wednesday, when it declared a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. The court ruled that married same-sex couples should have the same federal benefits as all married couples. This hour, we’ll get the latest on the case, and hear what it means for supporters and opponents.

Safe and Proud: A Look at Anti-Gay Violence

Columbus has experienced a string of attacks targeting gay men in the last two weeks. The assaults and robberies occurred just as the city gears up for its 2013 Pride Festival, and allies say hate crimes are more common than reported. This hour, we’ll take a look at this disturbing trend, and hear from advocates about what they’re doing to help.

Gay Rights/Gay Pride Celebration in Columbus

This year’s Columbus Pride Festival is themed “Allies and Equality.” It’s obvious that Mayor Michael Coleman, along with a slew of business leaders that support the movement in backdoor ways, work around laws that still ban gay marriage and rights. On this hour of “All Sides,” we’ll hear about pride week, and talk about marriage and equality.

Same-sex Custody Battles Raise Important Legal Questions

Custody disputes in same-sex relationships