Experts help couples weigh the pros and cons of getting married by year-end. Just because it’s now legal for same-sex couples to marry in California and many other states, and the federal government must recognize those marriages, should you? There are financial advantages for some to get hitched by Dec. 31, but disadvantages for others, and there are many other potential risks and benefits. Eric Jansen’s guests are tax lawyer Chuck Teixeira and family law attorney Emily Doskow, who advises all couples to have pre-nuptial agreements. 7pm Thursday, Dec. 19, www.kalw.org +91.7 FM SF Bay Area. (first aired Nov. 14)
Caught a queer itch to hitch? On this hour-long Out in the Bay, get expert advice, analysis and reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in the Prop. 8 and Defense of Marriage Act cases. What are the next political steps, and how will the rulings affect our lives on a practical basis? Join host Eric Jansen and his legal and financial experts to get your questions answered. Should you, or should you not tie the knot? Even with the Supreme Court’s historic rulings, how are same-sex couples still legally different from hetero couples? Arm yourself with knowledge on this week’s Out in the Bay.
Our expert guests include Marriage Equality USA legal director John Lewis and media director Stuart Gaffney; activist, estate and trust lawyer Deb Kinney; certified financial planner Dennis Nix; and API Equality – Northern California executive director Monna Wong. (Broadcast live Thursday, June 27, 2013)
Legal experts answered listeners’ live on-air questions on the marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Kate Kendell of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, just back from witnessing the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 Supreme Court arguments in person, filled us in on the proceedings with her astute insights and first-hand perspective. Internationally- known same-sex relationship lawyer Fred Hertz gave practical advice on what the potential rulings could mean for couples. Hear two articulate experts and an eyewitness account of these historic U.S. Supreme Court proceedings. Eric Jansen hosts. (Broadcast Thursday, March 28.)