Confused after this afternoon's ruling by the Supreme Court on Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case concerning California's Proposition 8? Lost track of the back and forth over the past decade or so? No worries - here, we run it down for you, mostly free of legalese:
This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. It's day one in the debate over same-sex marriage at the Supreme Court. This morning the court heard arguments on California's ban on same-sex marriage, which was approved by voters in a ballot measure called Proposition 8. Tomorrow they'll hear a constitutional challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act.
Executive Director of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union Devon Chaffee says the ruling will have a significant positive impact for same-sex couples in the Granite State.
“After this decision, we’ll see same sex couples marries in New Hampshire and elsewhere being able to benefit from programs like family medical leave, social security survivor benefits and access to healthcare for spouses.”
Same-sex marriage has been legal in New Hampshire since 2010.