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06/29/15: Same-Sex Marriage; 'I, Orca'; First Coast Success; Riverside Fine Arts; Cole Pepper

Teaction continues to pour in after the Supreme Court on Friday declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right. However, religious conservatives decried the decisionm, calling it an example of judicial overreach. Jacksonville activists supporting the cause of marriage equality say their work on this issue is not yet done, as this remains one of only a few major cities in the United States that lacks discrimination protections for gays and lesbians. We discuss the ruling with Jacksonville attorney and activist Jimmy Midyette.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, will bring their "I, Orca" exhibit to Downtown Jacksonville Monday. This interactive exhibit allows visitors to see from a killer whale’s perspective what the group believes SeaWorld does to whales. Spokesperson Alex Blount joins us.

In this month's edition of our First Coast Success segment, the Daily Record's Karen Mathis speaks with Laura Angelini of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.

Riverside Fine Arts Executive Direction Stacy Aubrey joins us with a preview of their 2015-2016 season.

And sports contributor Cole Pepper stops by with news about the Jacksonville Armada, the Jacksonville Suns and more.

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Sean Birch joined the WJCT team in late 2011 and was with the company until 2016.