Gay Marriage & the Supremes: KPFK 3/27

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Gay Marriage: The Supreme Court
heard oral arguments on the constitutionality of California’s Prop 8 yesterday and today – JON DAVIDSON was in the court and will comment on the proceedings.  Jon is Legal Director of Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people.

Also: The mystery of disobedience: sometimes ordinary people fight injustice. EYAL PRESS looks at unlikely resisters demonstrating different kinds of moral courage.  His book is BEAUTIFUL SOULS: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times. It’s out now in paperback.

Plus: Ike & Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage.  Author JEFFREY FRANK says Ike was a mean and nasty guy who liked to play golf with corporate execs and didn’t like Nixon.
Dick spent 20 years trying to win Ike’s approval—and then his Ike’s grandson David asked Nixon’s daughter Julie to marry him.