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A Victory for LGBTQ Americans

From your friends on the conservative Supreme Court.

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Episode Notes

On Monday, the conservative Supreme Court extended civil rights protections to transgender and gay Americans. The ruling is not controversial – supermajorities of polled citizens say discrimination against LGBTQ people should be illegal. But Monday’s decision comes ahead of a flurry of rulings on other closely-watched cases involving the president’s financial records, the DACA program, abortion rights, and more. Does this win for the left clear a path for the court to hand down some bitter pills in the next few weeks?

Guest: Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, and Danielle Hewitt.


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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.