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Jul 7, 2013

The Supreme Court ends its session with historic decisions affecting marriage equality, including overturning the federal government's so-called Defense of Marriage Act, and letting stand a challenge to California's Proposition 8, which would have made same-sex marriage illegal in that state.

The Catholic Church is moving forward, with flimsy evidence indeed, with its plan to make the late John Paul II a saint.

Virginia's gubernatorial election is coming soon, and the Republican ticket includes climate-change denier Ken Cuccinelli for governor and E. W. Jackson (who denies evolution, believes yoga opens your mind for Satanic possession, and thinks government programs for the poor have harmed black people more than slavery ever did) for lieutenant governor.

Plus:

One listener brings our attention to another state legislature/secular invocation controversy, and another takes John to task for (hopefully inadvertent) misogynistic language.