Ruth Institute Podcast (prop 8)
Making Marriage Cool -- Standing up for Traditional Marriage
Dr J on Mornings with Chip & LaDona

(June 28, 2013) The United States Supreme Court has just issued a pair of long-awaited rulings on the marriage issue: one on California's Proposition 8, and one on DoMA, the Defense of Marriage Act. Dr. J gave several interviews after the rulings came out; here's her chat with Chip Franklin & LaDona Harvey on KOGO's "Mornings with Chip and LaDona." More to come!

Direct download: Jul19_13.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 1:16pm PDT

The Institution of Marriage: What Now?

 (July 3, 2013) Dr J appears on Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers' radio show "From the Rooftops." They're discussing the wake of the recent Supreme Court decisions concerning DoMA and Prop 8, the role and importance of marriage in society and culture, and the essential public purpose of marriage.

Direct download: Jul05_13.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

Sandy Rios in the Morning

(June 27, 2013) The United States Supreme Court has just issued a pair of long-awaited rulings on the marriage issue: one on California's Proposition 8, and one on DoMA, the Defense of Marriage Act. Dr. J gave several interviews the day the rulings came out; here's her chat the following day with Sandy Rios on AFRTalk's "Sandy Rios in the Morning." More to come!

Direct download: Jun27_13.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

The Current Legal Status of California's Prop 8

(June 5, 2012) Dr J appears on Issues, Etc to give an update on the Proposition 8 federal trial proceedings...

Direct download: Jul21_12.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

California’s Prop. 8 Declared Unconstitutional

(February 7, 2012) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling on Proposition 8.

Direct download: Mar03_12.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

A Prop 8 Hearing before the California Supreme Court

(September 6, 2011) Dr J gives a live interview from San Francisco to Todd Wilken of Issues, Etc on the Prop 8 hearing before the California Supreme Court yesterday.  When the governor and the attorney general just don't like something, do they have the right to "pocket veto" it?  Where does this leave California's initiative process?

Direct download: Sep09_11.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Prop 8 on Issues, Etc (Part 2)

(December 7, 2010) Dr J appears on Issues, Etc, where she and Todd Wilken discuss the start of the Prop 8 appeals trial (technically the 3-judge panel--Reinhardt, Smith, and Hawkins--is evaluating whether there is grounds for an appeal) and what we can expect.

Direct download: Dec15_10.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 8:50am PDT

Jordan Lorence interview

(December 6, 2010) Dr J is reporting from the federal Prop 8 trial (the appeal is being heard at the San Francisco courthouse).  Here's her interview with Jordan Lorence, senior counsel & senior VP of the Alliance Defense Fund's Office of Strategic Initiatives in Washington, DC.

Direct download: Dec14b_10.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 9:20am PDT

Austin Nimocks interview

(December 6, 2010) Dr J is reporting from the federal Prop 8 trial (the appeal is being heard at the San Francisco courthouse).  Here's her interview with Austin Nimocks, attorney and Prop 8 legal team member for the Alliance Defense Fund.

Direct download: Dec14a_10.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 9:04am PDT

Prop 8 on Issues, Etc

(December 2, 2010) Dr J appears on Issues, Etc, where she and Todd Wilken discuss the start of the Prop 8 appeals trial.

Direct download: Dec13_10.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 2:00pm PDT

Ron Prentice interview

(December 6, 2010) Dr J is reporting from the Prop 8 trial (the appeal is being heard at the San Francisco courthouse).  Here's her interview with Ron Prentice.

Direct download: Dec08c_10.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 1:42pm PDT

Bruce Hausknecht interview

(December 6, 2010) Dr J is reporting from the Prop 8 trial (the appeal is being heard at the San Francisco courthouse).  Here's her interview with Bruce Hausknecht of Focus on the Family's CitizenLink.

Direct download: Dec08b_10.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 1:33pm PDT

Bill May interview

(December 6, 2010) Dr J is reporting from the Prop 8 trial (the appeal is being heard at the San Francisco courthouse).  Here's her interview with Bill Mays.

Direct download: Dec08a_10.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 1:29pm PDT

Rev. Don Hamer @ San Diego County Courthouse

This is a broadcast of Dr J's interview with Reverend Don Hamer (they spoke at the Prop 8 rally on the San Diego county courthouse steps), especially poignant because he passed away unexpectedly earlier this year.  Rev Hamer was a vocal supporter of Prop 8 and a leader in the Better Courts Now movement, both covered in Ruth Institute's podcasts.

Direct download: Sep13_10.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 12:57pm PDT

Shot in the Arm...or the Foot?

(August 23, 2010) Prop 8's court cases have all made waves, but the first round in the federal arena is ending with increased scrutiny of Judge Walker's particular handling of the case.  His behavior has enlivened some people who were otherwise content not to pay attention...

Direct download: Aug27_10.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 2:04pm PDT

Point of View

(August 11, 2010) Dr J appears on radio program Point of View, where she and Penna Dexter discuss Judge Walker's recent Proposition 8 ruling.

Direct download: Aug17_10.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 1:36pm PDT

Prop 8 Aftermath

(August 5, 2010) Dr J appears on Steve Duignan's radio show to discuss Judge Walker's ruling on California's Proposition 8.

Direct download: Aug08_10.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Federal Ruling: Prop 8 Unconstitutional!

(August 4, 2010) Federal Judge Vaughn Walker has just declared Prop 8, the California referendum that defines marriage between one man and one woman, unconstitutional.  There are lots of strong emotions on both sides of the situation, and the case promises to go on to the 9th circuit court of appeals and, probably, the United States Supreme Court.  Dr J clarifies some aspects of the case and outlines what's at stake.

Direct download: Aug05_10.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 7:01am PDT

Commonwealth Club Forum: Same-Sex Marriage Court Cases at the State and Federal Levels

(February 17, 2010) The Commonwealth Club of California hosts a speaker panel to discuss same-sex marriage, both in the context of the state and federal challenges through the courts and more generally in society and culture.  The four panelists are Molly McKay, media director for Marriage Equality USA; Jennifer Roback Morse, president and founder of the Ruth Institute, Therese Stewart, Chief Deputy City Attorney, San Francisco; and Kevin Snider, attorney for the plaintiffs in the federal court case over Prop 8, and Chief Counsel of the Pacific Justice Institute.  Doug Sovern, broadcast journalist of "Sovern Nation" and 3-time winner of the AP's "Reporter of the Year" Award for California, moderates.

Direct download: Apr15_10.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Prop 8 Update

(February 16, 2010) The San Francisco Chronicle broke the story last week: Justice Walker, presiding over the Prop 8 federal court case on whether to overturn the decisive will of the voters of California, is a homosexual.  Frustratingly, the news on the case up to this point has been about all the leniency and powers of intrusive investigation Judge Walker has granted to the pro-gay-marriage side of the case (which have been struck down by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, of all places).  Dr J has more on the issue...

Direct download: Feb17_10.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 3:00pm PDT

Stepping Stones: The Genesis of Prop 8

(January 20, 2010) Dr J discusses her experience with the start of the Prop 8 movement in San Diego: a sham hearing, deaf ears, and the bait-and-switch tactics used by the same-sex "marriage" movement.  She also shares some updates on the federal court case surrounding Proposition 8.

Direct download: Jan21_10.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 7:20am PDT

Prop 8 in the Federal Courts

(January 12, 2010) Proposition 8, the referendum passed in November 2008 that defines marriage between one man and one woman, has survived numerous state-level challenges in the court system.  Ted Olsen and David Boies are leading a controversial federal-level challenge.  Dr J explains some of their tactics and takes them to task on their distortion of Prop 8 supporters' position.

Direct download: Jan19_10.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 8:30am PDT

On Show Trials

(January 5, 2010) Last year, California voters passed Proposition 8--an amendment to the state's constitution defining marriage as "one man, one woman."  After surviving various legal challenges at the state level, it's under attack in the federal court system.  Dr J appears on "Issues, Etc." with Todd Wilken to discuss the proceedings; she also discusses how other legal battles related to homosexual "marriage" are playing out.

Direct download: Jan15_10.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Double Standards in the Fight for Marriage

(June 2, 2009) Dr J and Teresa Tomeo discuss the aftermath of the California Supreme Court's Prop 8 ruling and the direction of the fight for traditional marriage.  Catholic Connection's website is available here.

Direct download: Aug12_09.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Interviews at the Ronald Reagan Courthouse in Los Angeles

(May 25, 2009) Dr J travels to Los Angeles the day before the California Supreme Court's ruling on Prop 8 and interviews Gwen Patrick (former city council candidate) and her husband Chuck Patrick (area pastor).

Direct download: June25_09.mp3
Category:Prop 8 -- posted at: 5:00am PDT