Stories of Love, Marriage and The Law

The Takeaway

This weekend, The Takeaway explores love and marriage as we await the ruling on the most recent same-sex marriage case before the Supreme Court: Obergefell v. Hodges.

First we hear from Michael McConnell and Jack Baker. They met and fell in love in 1967—six years before homosexuality was removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), and two years before the Stonewall rebellion in New York City, a moment that sparked the beginning of the modern gay rights movement.

Michael and Jack discuss the current same-sex marriage case before the Supreme Court, how they think the Court will rule, and where they'll be when the news breaks.

This weekend we also hear from Professor and Marriage Analyst Stephanie Coontz. She joins us to weigh in on the difference between the institution and the relationship.

"The institution of marriage, which is very distinct from the relationship of marriage, developed in ways that really surprise people," says Coontz, author of "Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage."