You've likely noticed if you've been within eye-shot of MSNBC today that Rachel has been on as a guest or part of a panel for most of the day so far. As I write this she's about to be on with Andrea Mitchell as well. Some people have asked for clips, and the encoding machine is slowly churning them out.
So far I have a bunch from the 10 a.m. hour with Chris Jansing. So we'll begin with this brief list and then when the Thomas Roberts clips come (those are fun because they include President Obama's phone call and Roberts and Christine Quinn nagging Rachel about getting married) I'll add them to the list and I'll just keep going like that. If I figure out a more technical way to build a playlist within our player I'll do that, but for now, for the sake of expediency, links. So PC users, Ctrl click to tab out a playlist:
- Supreme Court: DOMA unconstitutional - In the first of two rulings on same sex marriage, the Supreme Court found the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional in a 5-4 ruling.
- Rep. Frank: DOMA ruling a ‘major step’ - Former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., expresses his happiness on the Defense of Marriage Act being struck down by the Supreme Court.
- Supreme Court: Same-sex marriage legal in California - MSNBC’s Chris Jansing and a panel talk about the politics behind the Supreme Court’s decision on Prop 8.
From today with Thomas Roberts:
- Obama calls Prop 8 Plaintiffs during emotional moment - Kris Perry and Sandy Stier , the plaintiffs in the Supreme Court’s case against Proposition 8 received a congratulatory phone call from President Obama, while be interviewed by MSNBC's Thomas Roberts Wednesday morning.
- Sen. Gillibrand: Today is a historic day for the nation - SCOTUS Blog’s Tom Goldstein has the latest landmark ruling from the Supreme Court. And later Rachel Maddow, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY., and openly gay Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., discuss the ruling with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts.
- Prop 8 plaintiffs emotional after Supreme Court ruling - Soon-to-be married Prop 8 plaintiffs Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami share their excitement about Wednesday’s ruling striking down California’s Proposition 8. Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin, who helped organizes resistance to the measure, gives his take on the ruling as well.
- LBGT activists across the US celebrate DOMA’s defeat - Activists across the country are celebrating this landmark ruling for gay rights. NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom discuss the historic moment.
And here is the clip from Andrea Mitchell Reports:
- Maddow: DOMA ruling 'will be a hugely practical step forward' for same-sex couples - The Supreme Court has ruled that same sex couples cannot be denied the right to marry according to the constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law, saying the federal government can't make distinctions between couples. In addition to overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, the court's 5-4 ruling on Proposition 8 opened the door to the resumption of gay marriages in California. NBC Justice Correspondent Pete Williams reports live from the Supreme Court; then MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Human Rights Campaign’s Chad Griffin join the discussion.