Wednesday’s ruling by the Supreme Court is being hailed as a victory by the gay rights movement. In a 4-5 decision, the court struck down the constitutionality of DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. In what is also considered a win for advocates of marriage equality, the Court declined to hear an appeal out of California dealing with the same issue. Albany Law Professor & New York Court Watch blogger Vincent Bonventre will have analysis of the decision.
Some reaction to the ruling.
Back in January, the long time executive director of the labor-backed Fiscal Policy Institute announced he would be retiring at the end of this year’s session. Well, the session is over, but FPI still hasn’t found a replacement for Frank Mauro. Mauro has been with the organization since 1993; before that he worked for the Assembly Way & Means Committee, and headed up the Rockefeller Institute. FPI’s Frank Mauro sits down with us to talk about the past and the future.