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June 10, 2008

Attempted Divorce

ATTEMPTED DIVORCE


The right for gay and lesbian couples to marry is on the rise. Also on the rise is the number of same-sex couples filing for divorce.

Cassandra Ormiston has been fighting for her right to divorce in the state of Rhode Island.

Cassandra talks with Dick Gordon about the challenges facing gay and lesbian couples who want the right to divorce in states that don't recognize same-sex marriages.

NAME WITHHELD

Sy Safransky is editor and publisher of The Sun Magazine, a monthly literary magazine out of Chapel Hill, N.C. Last summer, after an issue of the magazine was printed and ready to be sent out, Sy realized it contained a serious mistake: the magazine had printed the name of a contributing writer who had asked for his name to be withheld.

A lot of money was at stake, so Sy and his staff spent days deciding what to do. The dilemma deepened when they realized the writer, a prisoner, was on death row for a horrific crime.

 

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