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Marriage Case: video interviews

interviews related to the Ithaca 50 case

These individuals agreed to be interviewed for this course, and viewing is limited to students enrolled in Govt. 313. You will be prompted to enter a login and password when viewing the videos; the login information is on the Blackboard course site.

This is not the full set of videos for this course; other videos are linked from within the syllabus.

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Richard Stumbar, attorney for the Ithaca 50

  1. how the city became involved [3:09 min]
  2. critiques of marriage [3:56 min]
  3. the "natural reproduction" argument [6:00 min]

Julie Holcomb, Ithaca city clerk

  1. on her experience issuing marriage licenses [6:06 min]
  2. conclusion of the case, to date [0:35 min.]

Schwartz & White

view selected excerpts, or entire interview [47:03 min.]
(DVD available in library)

  1. how they met [0:22 min.]
  2. medical decision-making [1:15 min.]
  3. transgendered can marry [1:01 min.]
  4. why they joined the Ithaca 50 [2:03 min.]
  5. as compared to international marriages [0:48 min.]
  6. reaction to the court decision [1:35 min.]

Biddle & Wheeler

view selected excerpts, or entire interview [58:42 min.]
(DVD available in library)

  1. the experience of litigation [2:42 min.]
  2. the media [1:01 min.]
  3. practical issues, such as health insurance [2:54 min.]

Hungerford & Seymour

view selected excerpts, or entire interview [49:01 min.]
(DVD available in library)

  1. why marry? [2:13 min.]
  2. events in Ithaca [2:23 min.]
  3. collaboration with other groups [1:09 min.]
  4. opinion on the court decision [3:19 min.]
  5. litigation or legislation? [1:14 min.]
  6. practical issues vs. civil rights issues [1:28 min.]
  7. the gay rights movement [4:53 min.]