Utah is the 10th state to get gay marriage this year—and the second this week—but it’s an especially significant considering that voters in the state have not followed public opinion. While Americans nationally have come to approve of...Show More Summary
Federal Judge Robert Shelby said, “Rather than protecting or supporting the families of opposite-sex couples, [Utah’s] Amendment 3 perpetuates inequality by holding that the families and relationships of same-sex couples are not now, nor ever will be, worthy of recognition.”
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge struck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban Friday in a decision that marks a drastic shift toward gay marriage in a conservative state where the Mormon church has long been against it.
#utahmarriage rt @MrDanZak Gay marriage is now legal in every state in which Mitt Romney owns a home — Gen JC Xtian patriot (@JC_Christian) December 21, 2013 Per the Washington Post: A federal judge on Friday ruled Utah’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional in a state dominated by the Mormon Church, one of the country’s staunchest [Read more...]
Gay polygamy in Utah? By now you’ve heard the news. A federal judge in Utah just ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. This follow on last week’s ruling, from a different judge, that portions of Utah’s polygamy statute were also … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors
In the recent days, stock markets seem to be rallying after the US Federal Reserve commitment of keeping Global Stock Markets Expected to Rise Steadily This Festive Season - -
The UAE Chess Federation and Al Ain Chess Club, under the auspices of FIDE, organize the World Youth Chess Championships 2013 (Under 8, 10,12, 14, 16 and 18 years old – open and girls) from 17 (arrival) – 29 (departure) December 2013...Show More Summary
Over the past decade, federal and state governments have significantly increased their support for nonconventional energy technologies, ranging from wind-powered electricity generators to battery-powered cars. This support has come in...Show More Summary
On today's show, we tell the creation story of the Federal Reserve — one of the most powerful financial institutions on the planet.
A federal judge in Brownsville, Texas, has accused the Department of Homeland Security of aiding those who smuggle children into the country by delivering them to their undocumented parents. In an opinion delivered last week in the trial of an immigrant smuggler, District Judge Andrew S. Show More Summary
Here's an interesting idea: Maybe your company could be raising extra money by using its data center to mine for bitcoins at night. The thought was half seriously suggested by Jason Langone, director of Federal Sales at a hot Valley startup called Nutanix. Show More Summary
President Obama expressed confidence Friday that “a couple million” Americans will have new health coverage as of New Year’s Day. But behind the scenes, federal health officials have been pressing the insurance industry to give people more time to sign up. Read full article >>
by Brad Mattes, Executive Director, Life Issues Institute As the president of the International Right to Life Federation, I frequently travel around the world. Literally, wherever I go, people ask me about LifeSiteNews. They are familiar with the daily email publication and website and want to know if it provides reliable information on the life issues. …
Our own Homeland Security is accused of smuggling illegal immigrant children INTO the country. That seems to be the opposite of its mission: A federal judge in Texas late last week accused the Obama administration of aiding drug cartels,...Show More Summary
SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A federal judge struck down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional on Friday, handing a major victory to gay rights activists in a conservative state where the Mormon church wields considerable influence.
The Utah attorney general is requesting an emergency stay to block same-sex marriages in the state pending an appeal of a ruling that Utah's gay-marriage ban is unconstitutional. "I am very disappointed an activist federal judge is attempting to override the will of the people of Utah," said Governor Gary Herbert. Read more...
Friday afternoon, a federal judge in Utah struck down that state’s gay-marriage ban, known as Amendment 3, which was passed in 2004, ruling that the provision violated a federal constitutional right to marry and failed to pass scrutiny...Show More Summary
On December 19, 2013, President Obama shortened the prison sentences of eight federal prisoners. Hooray! I have been urging him to do this for thousands of federal prisoners since he was elected. Perhaps these commutations were inspired...Show More Summary
Ironically, as the Federal Reserve is about to celebrate its 100th-year anniversary on December 23, 2013, Bruce tells listeners in a recent Financial Sense Newshour interview that investors should probably expect a large amount of volatility next year as the Fed faces two major transitional events.
Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog, The unelected central planners at the Federal Reserve have decided that the time has come to slightly taper the amount of quantitative easing that it has been doing. On Wednesday, the Fed announced that monthly purchases of U.S. Show More Summary