The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The decades-long debate about whether same-sex marriage should be allowed in the United States was finally settled Friday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled gay and lesbian couples can get married anywhere in the country.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden.
President Barack Obama delivered a passionate discourse on America's racial history Friday in his eulogy for a state senator and pastor slain in what police called a racial attack on a historic African-American church.
A psychiatrist who found Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes legally insane faced withering cross-examination for a second day on Friday as prosecutors hammered at his conclusion, which the defense hopes will save their client from the death penalty. Jonathan Woodcock examined Holmes in jail on behalf of the defense four days after the former neuroscience graduate student killed a dozen people and wounded 70 at a crowded theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora. On Thursday, Woodcock testified as the defense's first expert witness that Holmes, now 27, was severely mentally ill at the time, suffering psychosis and delusions.
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing a historic triumph to the American gay rights movement. The court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean that states cannot ban same-sex marriages. With the landmark ruling, gay marriage becomes legal in all 50 states.