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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (Reuters) – - By the late 1990s, Mitt Romney had succeeded in business, failed in politics, and reached a crossroads. The path he took was to the Olympics.
In 1999, three years before the 2002 Winter Olympics, the Salt Lake City games were mired in a bribery scandal and facing a $400 million budget shortfall. Utah’s capital city, home of the straight-laced Mormon Church, had won its bid to host the Games with a shower of cash and presents on International Olympic Committee officials, bringing disgrace upon itself and the global sports organization.