The Talk of Connecticut
 
Show Rundown for Monday, June 29, 2015
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New London mayor Daryl Finizio w/ Brad Davis

Prof. JOHN THOMAS (Law professor at the Quinnipiac University School of Law) Professor Thomas joined us to talk about the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-to-4 vote saying that same-sex marriage is a right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Might this ruling have a ripple effect on other issues, like gun rights, for example.

DAVID LIGHTMAN (National Correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers) --How do last week's Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act affect the 2016 presidential race? --A few polls have BERNIE SANDERS creeping up on HILLARY CLINTON in New Hampshire. Should she be concerned, or will Sanders eventually flame out?

Watertown GOP state Sen. ROB KANE Rob previewed this week's special session of the General Assembly and talk about some changes proposed late last week by majority Democrats to a tax and budget package that's drawn the ire of voters all over the state.

JEFF BIRNBAUM (Fox News political analyst and Washington Times columnist) SUPREME COURT: SAME-SEX COUPLES CAN MARRY IN ALL 50 STATES The Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide, in a historic decision that invalidates gay marriage bans in more than a dozen states. Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. But in a 5-4 ruling, the court held that the 14th Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples and to recognize such marriages performed in other states. The ruling means the remaining 14 states that did not allow such unions, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, just as he did in the court's previous three major gay rights cases dating back to 1996. "No union is more profound than marriage," Kennedy wrote, joined by the court's four more liberal justices. He continued: "Under the Constitution, same-sex couples seek in marriage the same legal treatment as opposite-sex couples, and it would disparage their choices and diminish their "personhood" to deny them this right."

New London Mayor DARYL FINIZIO Daryl was in the Talk of Connecticut studio to talk about the local government in New London. He touched upon corruption that was cleaned up in the city, the city's deficit being balanced, job growth in the city, community clean up, education in the city and campaigning for re-election for mayor.

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