Caption: Janet Peck and her partner of 33 years, Carol Coughlin, hold hands after the legalization of same-sex marriage in Connecticut in 2008., Credit: Chion Wolf
Image by: Chion Wolf 
Janet Peck and her partner of 33 years, Carol Coughlin, hold hands after the legalization of same-sex marriage in Connecticut in 2008. 

David Blankenhorn And The Battle Over Same-Sex Marriage

From: WNPR
Length: 44:26

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Chion_wolf_small In the next hour, you’ll hear an exclusive interview in which America’s most famous opponent of same-sex marriage announces that he has changed his mind, and he now supports marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples.

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Broadcast History

WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio - June 22, 2012

Transcript

I’m Mark Oppenheimer and I write the “beliefs column” for the New York Times. Today I’ll be your host for a documentary special from WNPR: David Blankenhorn and The Battle Over Same-sex Marriage. In the next hour, you’ll hear an exclusive interview in which America’s most famous opponent of same-sex marriage announces that he has changed his mind, and he now supports marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples.

David Blankenhorn’s conversion is the latest crazy twist in what is shaping up to be the Year of Same-Sex Marriage. It’s already legal in six states: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York. And the legislatures in three more states have passed marriage equality bills. Just over a year ago, a Gallup Poll showed that for the first time a majority of Americans favored gay marriage. Last August, a California judge ruled that Proposition 8, which ha...
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Timing and Cues

Producer's Note: We understand that this program comes out to an odd time for most stations. At WNPR, we are using the minutes following this documentary to air local conversation and reaction to what people have heard. We encourage you to do the same, and we also invite you to contact us if you would like to excerpt this documentary in any way. Also, if you have an interest in a full hour documentary, please contact us and we would be happy to provide that as well.

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