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Hello and welcome to my website. I am a British-born, naturalized American, living in California. Based in Los Angeles, I work as a correspondent for BBC television, radio and digital outlets, covering everything from US politics and world affairs to technology, natural disasters and Hollywood. I also host the Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast. My special interest is the science of human longevity - food, fasting, exercise and long-term health. All views expressed reflect my personal experiences. I advise anyone considering adopting a new diet or fitness regime to first consult with their doctor. Links on this site are to my personal portfolio of audio, video and text. Copyright of broadcast works remain with the BBC and LLAMA podcast content with Healthspan Media LLC. Thanks for the visit!

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Gay marriage trial

The federal trial over California's ban on gay marriage will delve deep into some of the fundamental issues that promote discrimination, bigotry and misunderstanding. What it means to be treated equally... what exactly is 'marriage? Are children affected when their parents are gay? Can gay people 'grow out of it.' Unfortunately, for the time being, the proceedings will not be seen on TV - although that could change on Wednesday. The trial could last up to 4 weeks - but it seems inevitable that the case will end up in the US Supreme Court, where a landmark ruling could and should be made.

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