Author Archives: Amanda Stupi

About Amanda Stupi

Amanda Stupi is the Engagement Producer for KQED’s daily public affairs program Forum. In that role she turns the information shared during the hour-long call-in show into web-friendly content. Her writing has been featured throughout KQED.org, including on KQED Arts and News Fix as well as on MLB.com, Hyphen Magazine and the San Francisco Examiner. Her radio work has aired on The California Report and Talk of the Nation. Stupi runs the @KQEDForum Twitter account and Forum Facebook account. Her personal Twitter account is @FiftyCentHotdog. She believes that Hostess products get a bad rap and that cereal can save the world.

Appeals Court Upholds Walker's Decision

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday declared California’s same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional, putting the bitterly contested, voter-approved law on track for likely consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court. A three-judge panel of the 9th … Continue reading »


Breaking News: Stay on Prop. 8 Ruling Will Be Lifted

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U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker has lifted the stay on his ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, which has kept same-sex couples from marrying. However, his decision will not take effect until next week. That judgment shall be STAYED until … Continue reading »


The Waiting is the Hardest Part

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KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm is outside San Francisco City Hall, one of many reporters there to cover Judge Walker’s decision on whether to lift or continue the stay on his ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. According to Dornhelm, there are … Continue reading »


San Francisco City Hall Preparing for a Big "If"

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It remains unclear if Judge Vaughn Walker will lift his stay on same-sex marriages or keep it in place during the appeals process, but San Francisco wants to be prepared just in case. In the event that Judge Walker gives … Continue reading »


Prop. 8 Federal Ruling: The Day in Pictures

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KQED reporters and interns were at today’s demonstrations, celebrations and press conferences. Here’s what they saw: And if you have photos of reactions in your community, share them with our Flickr group here.