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8:17 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Thursday June, 27th 2013 Supreme Court Decision on the Defense of Marriage Act

A crowd gathered in Downtown Pittsburgh reacts to Wednesday's Supreme Court decision on the Defense of Marriage Act.
Credit Deanna Garcia / 90.5 WESA

These topics air Thursday in the noon hour on 90.5 WESA

Supreme Court Decides on Same-Sex Marriage
Across the country people have been awaiting the Supreme Court decision on the Defense of Marriage Act. Yesterday, the court handed down a landmark decision striking down the 1996 California law blocking federal recognition of gay marriage. The court is also allowing gay marriage to resume in California by declining to decide a separate case. Joining us to discuss these landmark decisions is Anthony Infanti professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs in the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Gary Van Horn, President of the Delta Foundation.


Visiting Disney with the New Girl
Every year millions of tourists flock to Florida to soak up the sun on the beach or visit one of its many family friendly destinations. One of the most popular tourist attractions in the sunshine state is Disney World. This week travel contributor Elaine Labalme offers suggestions on getting the most out of your trip to Disney World.