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Feb 8, 2012

Court overturns California gay marriage ban, appeal planned

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An appeals court on Tuesday found California’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional in a case that may lead to a showdown in the Supreme Court.

Supporters of the ban said they would appeal the judgment, calling it “out of step with every other federal appellate and Supreme Court decision.” Their appeal is likely to keep gay marriage in the state on hold pending future proceedings.

Feb 7, 2012
Feb 7, 2012

Court strikes down California gay marriage ban

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday found California’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional in a case that is likely to lead to a showdown on the issue in the U.S. Supreme Court.

The 2-1 decision from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals featured two judges appointed by Democrats ruling against the ban, while a Republican-appointed judge dissented.

Feb 7, 2012

California gay marriage ban unconstitutional-ruling

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 7 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court
on Tuesday found California’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional
in a case that is likely to lead to a showdown on the issue in
the U.S. Supreme Court.

The split 2-1 decision from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals featured two Democratically appointed judges voting in
favor of striking down the ban, while a Republican judge
dissented.

Feb 7, 2012

Court to rule on California gay marriage ban

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court is set to rule on Tuesday whether California’s ban on gay marriage is constitutional in a case that is likely to lead to a showdown on the issue in the U.S. Supreme Court.

California joined the vast majority of U.S. states in outlawing same-sex marriage in 2008, when voters passed the ban known as Proposition 8.

Jan 31, 2012
via FaithWorld

Special report – Mormonism besieged by the modern age

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(The LDS Church's Mormon Temple in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, is seen January 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart)

A religious studies class late last year at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, was unusual for two reasons. The small group of students, faculty and faithful there to hear Mormon Elder Marlin Jensen were openly troubled about the future of their church, asking hard questions. And Jensen was uncharacteristically frank in acknowledging their concerns.

Jan 30, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
Jan 12, 2012

Special report: Jerry Brown’s California budget nightmare

SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) – Last summer, just days before California was required by law to pass a state budget, Republican State Senator Tom Harman got word that he’d been summoned to meet Governor Jerry Brown “right now.” Harman, a veteran legislator from conservative Orange County, hurried downstairs to the Horseshoe, the governor’s suite of offices in the state capitol building.

Harman was one of five Republican senators who spent months negotiating with Brown on fiscal reforms that promised to solve the state’s chronic money woes and restore the Golden State’s faded glory. But no deal had been reached.

Dec 9, 2011

South Carolina could be Perry’s last stand

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – South Carolina might be the last stand for Texas Governor Rick Perry if he fails to kick-start his U.S. presidential bid soon.

Overshadowed by Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney and hit by gaffes and missteps, former front-runner Perry has seen his support tumble to single-digit percentages in states voting early for the Republican nomination.

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