The Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions, but California is not affected since it doesn’t use the drug in its lethal injection cocktail.
Texas’ conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a “lawless ruling” and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.
Tech companies strutted their pride Sunday as Apple, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Uber and hundreds other high-tech employees came out in full force for the 45th Annual Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco.
California Newspaper Saturday Editions Go Big With Same-Sex Marriage But Red Bluff Paper’s Front Page Ignores History
Most California newspapers, as well as those around the nation, played the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage high on their Saturday edition front pages — not so in Red Bluff.
A small group of protesters took over the pedestrian bridge over Interstate 80 in Berkeley to voice their displeasure with the Supreme Court’s ruling ending same-sex marriage bans. Westbound drivers were greeted with signs that read “Ignore Insane Judges” and “Marriage = 1 man + 1 woman.”
While most of the legal attention is focused in on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states, the State Supreme Court has ruled that online “sweepstakes” gambling is illegal in California.
Justice Antonin Scalia had some choice words in his dissenting opinion on the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage. And the Internet was quick to respond. (Via 997[NOW!])
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had some choice words to include in his dissent on the legalization of same-sex marriage.
Gay rights supporters cheered, danced and wept outside the court when the decision was announced. Here in California, liberal politicians took to Twitter to celebrate the momentous news.
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies
the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice,
and family. In forming a marital union, two people become
something greater than once they were. As some of
the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage
embodies a love that may endure even past death. It
would misunderstand these men and women to say they
disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do
respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its
fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned
to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s
oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the
eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right