The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter
Thu, 06/27/2013 - 11:00am

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.