Saturday, October 10, 2015

Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA

 Then Comes Marriage:
United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA 

Friday, October 9
12 p.m. (PT)/2 p.m. (Central)/3 p.m. (ET)
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For Beyond 50's "Legal" talks, listen to an interview with Roberta Kaplan.  She is renowned litigator Robbie Kaplan.  She'll talk about her story of working on a case that ultimately brought down DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) before the United States Supreme Court in one of this country’s most significant civil rights victories.   Together with her legal team and client, Kaplan formulated a strategy to bring down the law.  Having lost the case for marriage equality before New York State’s highest court in 2006, Kaplan was determined not to lose again.  She coined the maxim “It’s all about Edie, stupid” to constantly remind herself and her team what the case was really about, and that refrain aptly describes the book itself.  In 1996, when DOMA was passed, more than 68 percent of Americans opposed the idea of gay people marrying.  In 2010, when Windsor’s case was filed, only four states (not including Kaplan and Windsor’s home state of New York) recognized marriages between gay couples.  This year’ ruling by the Supreme Court that gay marriage is legal in all 50 states firmly places the ruling with other landmark cases like  Brown v. Board of Education or Loving v. Virginia.   

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The Year of Fear:
Machine Gun Kelly and the Manhunt
That Changed the Nation
For Beyond 50's "History" talks, listen to an interview with Joe Urschel.  He'll talk about legendary gangster Machine Gun Kelly of the 1930's.  You'll learn about the kidnapping of a tough Oklahoma oil magnate, Charles Urschel and the manhunt that ensued - a President Hoover-hounded circus that distracted the nation and generated feverish headlines for weeks, until the Feds triumphed and the FBI had pretty much made its bones.  They trapped the dapper kidnapper, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, his fashionable fortune hunter of a wife, Kathryn, and assorted accomplices.  A lively trial was the public payoff.

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The Divine Music of Simrit Kaur
For Beyond 50's "Spirituality" talks, listen to an interview with Simrit Kaur.  Find out about her devotional chant music that is loved worldwide for being haunting, hypnotic, healing and majestic.  Kaur is a student, practitioner and teacher of Kundalini and Naad Yoga (the sciences of sound and consciousness).  According to her, “The universe is powered by a central, cosmic vibratory sound.  The useful part of this sound current is called the Naad.  This is the mystic force revered by sages and yogis.  Simrit has a rare and precious power: She can interlock and interrelate with this sound current and open spaces where prayers are answered.  Simrit sings from a place of spacious happiness and her voice carries the pure sounds of limitless joy and celestial blessings, the enchanting sounds of endless, wondrous possibility.”

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