February 24, 2010 – Hour 1

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler just released an opinion saying that Maryland law recognizes same sex marriages performed out-of-state.  Marc speaks to Morgan Meneses-Sheets, Executive Director of Equality Maryland, and Lea Gilmore, Program Director of the Maryland Black Family Alliance, about what this decision means.

Then, on the eve of the controversial bi-partisan Health Care Summit, we revisit the health care debate.  Jonathan Weiner, professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Jacki Schechner from Health Care for America Now! discussed what we can expect at tomorrow’s summit.

Written by Marc Steiner

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous says:

    I really enjoy your show. I caught the tail end of the Same-sex marriage in Maryland segment. I heard the gentleman speak about how he was in disgust of the program and of same sex marriage. I respect how diplomatic your guests are, in that they remain calm and level-headed. I sometimes wish that I could possess such traits. I am a hot-head. I do not know how to process, much less comprehend how a minority can speak so adamantly against same–sex marriage. As a minority, and as your African-American guest spoke of, the same arguments that are used against same sex marriages are some of the same (obviously not in entirety)arguments that were used again interracial marriages or people of color.

    This is a positive step forward for Maryland, which is stereotypically, and sometimes realistically a “Southern, racist, conservative state”. I understand that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I guess realistically speaking, I just sometimes wish it was more like mine. (tolerant, respectful, compassionate, understanding,etc)

    Ignorance is a disease and I truly wish and hope that one day, everyone can be made privy to information that can open their eyes and really put themselves in someone else’s shoes.

    thank you.

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