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.
(Reuters) - Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin who has spoken out in favor of sexual abstinence before marriage, is pregnant with her second child, she said in an contrite blog post. Palin made the announcement just over a month after her mother announced on Facebook that Bristol's planned May 23 marriage to Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer would not happen as scheduled. "I wanted you guys to be the first to know that I am pregnant," Bristol Palin, 24, said on her blog on Thursday.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Police officers from around the country turned out Friday for a slain Cincinnati officer's funeral, where city officials, family and colleagues spoke of his devotion to duty and love for his family and his city.