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The Gaining Of Gay Rights

Basic Books

It's not every day the president of the United States refers to his vice president as getting "a little bit over his skis."  But those are the words President Obama used when Vice President Joe Biden said the administration supported the legalization of same-sex marriage. 

Soon Obama himself switched to that position, and before long, the Supreme Court invalidated gay marriage bans. 

The tale of the evolution of the White House and court positions is told in Kerry Eleveld's book Don't Tell Me To Wait.

The author visits with the behind-the-scenes info that went into her book. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.