August 5, 2014
Tomorrow a Cincinnati court is set to hear five cases that challenge laws affecting same-sex marriage. Since The Defense of Marriage Act was struck down last summer, the nation has seen a flurry of legal cases on the issue, most of them ruling in its favor. We’ll talk about the Ohio cases and the country’s laws surrounding same-sex marriage.
April 23, 2014
A federal judge recently ruled that Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Ohio Senator Rob Portman says he’d rather let each state’s voters decide on issues of gay marriage, but the courts may ultimately make the final rulings.
June 27, 2013
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.
May 1, 2013
Carla Hale, the veteran Physical Education teacher fired from Bishop Watterson High School because she admitted she is in a committed gay relationship, is taking a stand against the school and the Catholic Church. On this hour, we’ll talk about Carla Hale’s options, the legal question in this story, and the Church’s history on gay rights.
March 28, 2013
The US Supreme Court recently took up the issue of gay marriage, hearing arguments regarding the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 on Tuesday, and the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday. On this hour of All Sides, we’ll take a close look at the court’s hearings, and untangle the issue of who can tie the knot.
December 12, 2012
The Supreme Court has decided to take up a few cases on same-sex marriage in America, and they will hear them in March. What could this do to Ohio’s ban on same-sex marriage and the 2013 ballot initiative to change that ban in Ohio? Then, we’ll talk about how to prepare for this tax season amidst fiscal cliff financial uncertainty in Washington
October 10, 2012
A new book takes a look at the various cases of same-sex marriage in courts around the country. On this hour, we’ll take a look at the issue in our modern society.
June 20, 2012
Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State University assistant football coach, allegedly sexually assaulted 10 boys throughout his years as a coach. As his trial continues, it is bringing up a variety of painful memories for survivors of childhood sexual abuse across the country. We’ll talk about these issues as well as other issues faced by survivors.
June 13, 2012
This yearâ€™s Columbus Pride Festival is themed â€œAllies 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,” weâ€™ll hear about pride week, and talk about marriage and equality.
February 9, 2012
Just as lawmakers in Washington state pass legislation that would permit same sex marriage, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California affirmed a lower court ruling that abolished that stateâ€™s same sex marriage ban. Weâ€™ll hear the latest from Washington, hear from two sides of the issue and get a preview of a Columbus freedom to marry event.