Turkish protestors use fireworks against the police in a protest over a new road, across-border Korean family reunions end, tennis players practice on a floating court at the Mexican Open, and more in today’s daily brief.
Feb. 4 Daily Brief: New Microsoft CEO, Scotland legalizes same-sex marriage, festivals all over the world
Microsoft names Satya Nadella as its new CEO, Scotland legalizes same-sex marriage, Sri Lanka celebrates its independence and more in today’s daily brief.
A federal judge declined Monday to halt same-sex marriages in Utah as the state appeals his earlier ruling that overturned Utah’s same-sex marriage ban and declared it unconstitutional.halt while the state appeals Shelby’s ruling that Utah’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. Reuters reports that about 900 couples lined up in Salt Lake City early Monday to obtain marriage licenses, which the Salt Lake County clerk’s office began issuing Friday.
The Supreme Court handed down two decisions Wednesday in what is looked at is a major victory for the gay rights movement. In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, while the court dismissed Prop 8 on standing, clearing the way for same-sex marriages in California, but avoiding precedent.
The world celebrates Earth Day, rampant pollution takes the spotlight in places like India and Afghanistan, the Sichuan province in China struggles to recover from Saturday’s earthquake and more in today’s daily brief.
Much of Boston is on lockdown, gay marriage vote sparks violence in France, Hindus prepare for the festival commemorating the birth Rama and more in today’s daily brief.
Same-sex marriage hearings continue, Supreme Court weighs arguments on Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
The Supreme Court on Wednesday concluded two hours of arguments about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a 1996 law that denies married same-sex couples access to federal benefits, reported Reuters. It is expected in June that the Court will release its decision. On Tuesday, the court heard arguments for and against California’s gay marriage ban Proposition 8.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday took up the emotionally charged issue of gay marriage, hearing arguments from both sides of the debate on California’s gay marriage ban Proposition 8. The court could make history if it decides to extend equal rights to same-sex couples. According to Reuters, the justices could rule by the end of June on whether the law may stand.
Oct. 24 Photo Brief: A protest kiss, Gangnam UN style, blessing guns and babies, Crab-eating macaques, and a camel flies
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gets a lesson in Gangnam Style, Crab-eating macaques get luxury retirement, a camel soars over a livestock market, Hindu festivals and more in today’s daily brief.
Kungfu students perform during the Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival, Hindu devotees sacrifice animals and burn effigies during Dussehra, hard economic times brings unorthodox sponsors to Greek soccer, French activists demonstrate against the upcoming law authorizing gay marriage and adoption and more in today’s daily brief.