Sunday, June 30, 2013

A strong person is one who sheds tears for a moment then picks up his sword & fight again.
The Paula Deen Incident; you should know all that's being alleged before defending her
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    "Just so you know, in case you didn't know, the person who initiated the complaint against Paula Deen and her brother is not "Black." She is a "white female" who was subjected to years of abuse and was finally fed up with her black employees being treated like animals, so stop thinking it was a black person complaining about Paula Deen's use of the N word.
Supporters of Proposition 8, which defined marriage as being between a man and a woman, had said they believed that the 9th Circuit Court acted prematurely in allowing marriages to resume before the Supreme Court had issued its final judgment, which usually comes within 25 days of a ruling.
Prop 8 Supporters' Emergency Request to Halt Marriages Denied
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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy today denied an emergency application filed by Proposition 8 sponsors asking the court to halt same-sex weddings until the justices issue a final disposition on their dismissal of a case asking them to to overturn a
The D.C. council voted 8 to 5 Wednesday to impose a super-minimum wage of $12.50 an hour - well above the District's regular $8.25 minimum- on retailers reporting at least $1 billion in annual corporate revenue and operating in spaces of 75,000 square feet or more. A second and final vote is scheduled for July 10. http://wapo.st/18osyJw
Action on D.C. ‘living wage’ bill puts Wal-Mart plans in doubt
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The D.C. Council, in a preliminary vote, backs a bill to require the largest retailers to pay a “living wage.
The prolific author Stephen King talks "Under the Dome," adaptations of his stories for films and TV, and why his feelings about the NRA forced him to pull one of his novels out of circulation; Also: Web-exclusive videos, and an extended transcript of Anthony Mason's excellent interview, from CBS Sunday Morning
Stephen King and his compulsion to write
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The prolific author talks "Under the Dome," adaptations of his stories for films and TV, and why he pulled one of his novels out of circulation


Texas Gov. Rick Perry's insinuation that state senator Wendy Davis should remember her own mother chose not to abort her was "a terrible personal thing to say," the Lone Star state Democrat said Sunday on @facethenation
Wendy Davis: Gov. Perry "bullying women" to step up political ladder
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Democratic state senator should "learn from her own example" since her mom didn't abort her
Texas Gov. Rick Perry's insinuation that state senator Wendy Davis should remember her own mother chose not to abort her was "a terrible personal thing to say," the Lone Star state Democrat said Sunday on @facethenation
Wendy Davis: Gov. Perry "bullying women" to step up political ladder
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Democratic state senator should "learn from her own example" since her mom didn't abort herPro life and Pro Bushs wars is a contradition in termsTens of thousands of opponents and supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi flooded the streets of Cairo Sunday, ahead of competing protests that observers warn could descend into mayhem and bloodshed.

Read more: http://nbcnews.to/18oWWDz

Photo: Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters

Friday, June 28, 2013

As Brazilians take to the street by the thousands, they have reserved a special ire for their Congress. Almost 200 legislators, or a third of Brazil’s Congress, are facing charges ranging from money laundering, bribery, drug trafficking, kidnapping and even murder.

  Privatizing profits and socializing losses suggests that when large losses occur for speculators or businesses, they are able to successfully lobby government for aide rather than face the consequences of said losses.“
Why did Mitt Romney trade in his Mustang convertible for a cargo van? http://wapo.st/14CLtLr

He spent his entire life creating this narrative arc of him as a good bad guy. A gangster with scruples. A criminal with standards,” said Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen, who closely followed James (Whitey) Bulger’s criminal career.
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This is BS ! It is all History now and that modern Germany has nothing to do with it

 Thats great ! We cant deport 12 million people. Reagan gave amnesty to a LOT of Mexicans..nobody called him UnAmerican
So what if Obama gave some educated kids or military people who fight for us citizenship. I never hear right wing trash tell me that Reagan was less American for making many more Mezzicans legal. Fucking hypocrites. How do you idiots live with yourselves? It's this naked hatred of anything this president does that cracks me up and makes me wonder why any of them mezzicans would want to be here anyway....this country is dying a quick death due to the naked hatred and partisanship.
They didnt cross the border the border crossed them

Here's a query from our colleagues over at CNN's Political Gut Check: What political news story from this week caught your eye? What story do you think didn't get enough coverage? What story would you like to hear more about?Washington gridlock set to shaft students on loans

If Congress doesn't act fast, millions of undergrads will see their student-loan interest rates double. But the country's student debt crisis affects so many more. More: http://nbcnews.to/14AI4wb (Photo: AP file)

President Obama, on Thursday on Senegal’s Gorée Island, stood in the “door of no return,” where Africans were led as slaves onto ships bound for America. Read more: http://nyti.ms/1121SMf (Photo Credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times)

South Africans awaited fresh word on Friday about the health of Nelson Mandela as South African leaders prepared to welcome President Obama on Friday evening on the second leg of his African tour. Read the latest: http://nyti.ms/13c30OK
On This Day: Happy Birthday to John Cusack who turns 47! Which 80s flick do you dig him in the most? (We like him in 'Better Off Dead' and 'Say Anything' if you ask us.) Learn more about him: http://ow.ly/mtwtq

President Obama, on Thursday on Senegal’s Gorée Island, stood in the “door of no return,” where Africans were led as slaves onto ships bound for America. Read more: http://nyti.ms/1121SMf (Photo Credit: Doug Mills The New York Times)

South Africans awaited fresh word on Friday about the health of Nelson Mandela as South African leaders prepared to welcome President Obama on Friday evening on the second leg of his African tour. Read the latest: http://nyti.ms/13c30OK

Thursday, June 27, 2013




Rudolph Valentino and his wife Natacha Rambova on a visit to Paris on Saturday, September 1, 1923.
The real boobs in the Holly Willoughby dress row are the 139 angry viewers
www.guardian.co.ukNascida Winifred KimBall Shaughnessy, era filha de Michael Shaughnessy, um católico irlandês que lutou pela União durante a Guerra Civil. Sua mãe, Winifred Kimball, apelidada "Muzzie", era neta do patriarca Mórmon Heber C. Kimball1 .

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett: If the The Voice presenter's outfit was too skimpy for the BBC, what must women must do to make their norks 'family-friendly'?
Let's play the "hall pass" game. What celebrity would you spend a night with - if it meant no consequences with your significant other?

A new poll shows Jessica Alba and Channing Tatum as the top choices. See who else made the cut: http://nyp.st/17kouHf

 
Nelson Mandela's condition improves
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Former president is now 'critical but stable' say officials after Jacob Zuma cancels trip to Mozambique

Texas Sen: GOP Should Be Investigated For Changing Timestamp On Abortion Vote
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Texas state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte (D), one of the lawmakers who stood up and defended Sen. Wendy Davis

Warren's Idea More Popular Than Anyone Else's
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Legislation from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D
Mass.) to reform the federal college loan program has garnered more support than any other proposal, with six more college presidents now endorsing her plan to dramatically lower interest rates for students.

ABC News shared a link.
White House Unsure What Files Edward Snowden Has
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The Obama administration expressed heightened alarm Thursday over fugitive leaker Edward Snowden's stash of


Nelson Mandela's condition improves
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Former president is now 'critical but stable' say officials after Jacob Zuma cancels trip to Mozambique

Feds: Accused Boston bomber charged with using WMD
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Federal grand jury returns 30
count indictment against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev including using weapon of mass destruction, carjacking


The summer of festivals in Maremma has started! If you are travelling around Southern Tuscany you may come across Vivamus 2013 in Manciano: http://ow.ly/moHBZ

[Photo Credits: Vivamus]
Thats great ! We cant deport 12 million people. Reagan gave amnesty to a LOT of Mexicans..nobody called him UnAmerican
So what if Obama gave some educated kids or military people who fight for us citizenship. I never hear right wing trash tell me that Reagan was less American for making many more Mezzicans legal. Fucking hypocrites. How do you idiots live with yourselves? It's this naked hatred of anything this president does that cracks me up and makes me wonder why any of them mezzicans would want to be here anyway....this country is dying a quick death due to the naked hatred and partisanship.
They didnt cross the border the border crossed them

A new bird species has been discovered in Cambodia's capital city of Phnom Penh, despite its loud call, scientists said Tuesday (June 25). http://oak.ctx.ly/r/6u7o

The Cambodian tailorbird (Orthotomus chaktomuk) has been living among Phnom Penh's 1.5 million residents but was only just described by scientists.The largest public collection of Fabergé eggs is currently on display at the at the Peabody Essex Museum. http://goo.gl/ZQpOU

Photo: Imperial Tsesarevich Easter Egg, 1912. Photo by Katherine Wetzel.

In a 68-32 vote, the U.S. Senate voted to pass a sweeping immigration bill. Fourteen Republicans joined with all Democrats to back the legislation.
Thats great ! We cant deport 12 million people. Reagan gave amnesty to a LOT of Mexicans..nobody called him UnAmerican
So what if Obama gave some educated kids or military people who fight for us citizenship. I never hear right wing trash tell me that Reagan was less American for making many more Mezzicans legal. Fucking hypocrites. How do you idiots live with yourselves? It's this naked hatred of anything this president does that cracks me up and makes me wonder why any of them mezzicans would want to be here anyway....this country is dying a quick death due to the naked hatred and partisanship.
They didnt cross the border the border crossed them

The bill would revamp the nation’s legal immigration system, send unprecedented resources to the nation’s southern border and offer millions of undocumented immigrants a path to legal status and eventual citizenship.

Despite bipartisan support in the Senate, the immigration legislation faces a rocky path in the GOP-controlled House. - NBC News, read more: http://nbcnews.to/10nZRaO

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid embraces Astrid Silva, a DREAM Act supporter. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP via NBC News)


Thats great ! We cant deport 12 million people. Reagan gave amnesty to a LOT of Mexicans..nobody called him UnAmerican
So what if Obama gave some educated kids or military people who fight for us citizenship. I never hear right wing trash tell me that Reagan was less American for making many more Mezzicans legal. Fucking hypocrites. How do you idiots live with yourselves? It's this naked hatred of anything this president does that cracks me up and makes me wonder why any of them mezzicans would want to be here anyway....this country is dying a quick death due to the naked hatred and partisanship.
They didnt cross the border the border crossed them

A new bird species has been discovered in Cambodia's capital city of Phnom Penh, despite its loud call, scientists said Tuesday (June 25). http://oak.ctx.ly/r/6u7o

The Cambodian tailorbird (Orthotomus chaktomuk) has been living among Phnom Penh's 1.5 million residents but was only just described by scientists.The largest public collection of Fabergé eggs is currently on display at the at the Peabody Essex Museum. http://goo.gl/ZQpOU

Photo: Imperial Tsesarevich Easter Egg, 1912. Photo by Katherine Wetzel.

In a 6832 vote, the U.S. Senate voted to pass a sweeping immigration bill. Fourteen Republicans joined with all Democrats to back the legislation.

The bill would revamp the nation’s legal immigration system, send unprecedented resources to the nation’s southern border and offer millions of undocumented immigrants a path to legal status and eventual citizenship.

Despite bipartisan support in the Senate, the immigration legislation faces a rocky path in the GOP-controlled House.  NBC News, read more: http://nbcnews.to/10nZRaO

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid embraces Astrid Silva, a DREAM Act supporter. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP via NBC News)



In tribute to the great Bert Stern, who died on Tuesday in New York, LIFE features photos he made of actors taking on roles made famous by their heroes: http://ti.me/14zxSo2

Pictured: Audrey Hepburn as Pearl White

(Photograph: © Bert Stern)

The world's thoughts are with Nelson Mandela and his family today, as a spokesman says the former president's condition is getting worse.

What message would you like to send to Mandela?

Nelson Mandela's health worsens; Zuma cancels travel plans
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The condition of Nelson Mandela, 94, South Africa's fomer president and an icon of the anti-Apartheid movement, was serious enough that President Jacob Zuma canceled a visit to Mozambique.


The U.S. won't be scrambling military jets or engaging in high-level diplomatic bartering to get Edward Snowden, President Obama said this morning, trying to downplay the international chase.
Obama says no 'wheeling and dealing' to extradite Snowden - 'we won't be scrambling jets to go after
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DAKAR, Senegal President Barack Obama says he won't engage in wheeling, dealing and trading to get NSA leaker Edward Snowden extradited to the U.S.



Four of Nelson Mandela's grandchildren carried bouquets of flowers Thursday into the Pretoria hospital where the ailing statesman has been for 20 days, and where he remains on life support in a critical condition.
Nelson Mandela's family summoned to hospital
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Grandchildren seen entering after urgent summons to family; daughter says he "might be waning off, but he's still there"

Today in 1895  The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York, New York, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.


From the Archives | June 10, 1964: After more than eight years of construction, the Central Artery and the Southeast Expressway were joined together on June 25, 1959. During its first day of operation, some 60,000 vehicles used the new six lane Central Artery. The first traffic jam was recorded only three months after completion. More photos: http://b.globe.com/11IZatA


BREAKING NEWS: "I'm not going to be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker," President Obama said about NSA leaker Edward Snowden. http://on.cnn.com/QZYZDc

The Supreme Court handed gay rights supporters two key victories Wednesday, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and paving the way for gay marriage in California: http://usat.ly/14xndKE

(Photo by J. Scott Applewhite, AP)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


A national police unit that uses undercover officers to spy on political groups is currently monitoring almost 9,000 people it has deemed "domestic extremists".

http://bit.ly/17C0Jhn
National police unit monitors 9,000 'domestic extremists'
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Officers familiar with workings of unit indicate that many of campaigners listed on database have no criminal record“You've heard of homicide, well this is ecocide.” Environmentalists are warning that rampant development is behind the devastating floods sweeping across northern India. http://on.cnn.com/16yjnCl

In his majority opinion, describing the unconstitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which treats gay married couples differently than straight married couples, Justice Kennedy wrote, "The differentiation demeans the couple, whose moral and sexual choices the Constitution protects and whose relationship the State has sought to dignify. And it humiliates tens of thousands of children now being raised by same
sex couples."

Do you agree with Justice Kennedy? Why? Register your perspective by visiting our quote-based interactive feature:
Respond to the Justices
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What is your reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Wednesday that strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act? Review a selection of key statements from justices on Homosexuality has been legal in mainland China since 1997. It was removed from an official list of mental illnesses only in 2001. Many parents have difficulty accepting that their only child is gay. For the most part, however, public attitudes are changing for the better.

To most urban youth in the country, homosexuality is just another part of society http://econ.st/147gmZe


Europe's leaders are hacking the shins of José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission. The French are furious that he calls those defending subsidies for their film makers "reactionary". The Germans accuse him of failing to respond to rising youth unemployment. The British say he has changed from a servant of European governments into a slave of the European Parliament http://econ.st/12jl1TH

A national police unit that uses undercover officers to spy on political groups is currently monitoring almost 9,000 people it has deemed "domestic extremists".

http://bit.ly/17C0Jhn

National police unit monitors 9,000 'domestic extremists'
www.guardian.co.uk

Officers familiar with workings of unit indicate that many of campaigners listed on database have no criminal record“You've heard of homicide, well this is ecocide.” Environmentalists are warning that rampant development is behind the devastating floods sweeping across northern India. http://on.cnn.com/16yjnCl

In his majority opinion, describing the unconstitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which treats gay married couples differently than straight married couples, Justice Kennedy wrote, "The differentiation demeans the couple, whose moral and sexual choices the Constitution protects and whose relationship the State has sought to dignify. And it humiliates tens of thousands of children now being raised by same-sex couples."

Do you agree with Justice Kennedy? Why? Register your perspective by visiting our quote-based interactive feature:
Respond to the Justices
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What is your reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Wednesday that strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act? Review a selection of key statements from justices on Homosexuality has been legal in mainland China since 1997. It was removed from an official list of mental illnesses only in 2001. Many parents have difficulty accepting that their only child is gay. For the most part, however, public attitudes are changing for the better.

To most urban youth in the country, homosexuality is just another part of society http://econ.st/147gmZeEurope's leaders are hacking the shins of José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission.

 The French are furious that he calls those defending subsidies for their film makers "reactionary". The Germans accuse him of failing to respond to rising youth unemployment. The British say he has changed from a servant of European governments into a slave of the European Parliament http://econ.st/12jl1TH



Senator Marco Rubio delivers impassioned defense of immigration bill: "I wasn't going to leave this issue just to the Democrats to try to solve." http://tinyurl.com/paw7xw6

Europe's leaders are hacking the shins of José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission. The French are furious that he calls those defending subsidies for their film makers "reactionary". The Germans accuse him of failing to respond to rising youth unemployment. The British say he has changed from a servant of European governments into a slave of the European Parliament http://econ.st/12jl1TH


A national police unit that uses undercover officers to spy on political groups is currently monitoring almost 9,000 people it has deemed "domestic extremists".

http://bit.ly/17C0Jhn
National police unit monitors 9,000 'domestic extremists'
www.guardian.co.uk
Officers familiar with workings of unit indicate that many of campaigners listed on database have no criminal record“You've heard of homicide, well this is ecocide.” Environmentalists are warning that rampant development is behind the devastating floods sweeping across northern India. http://on.cnn.com/16yjnCl
In his majority opinion, describing the unconstitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which treats gay married couples differently than straight married couples, Justice Kennedy wrote, "The differentiation demeans the couple, whose moral and sexual choices the Constitution protects and whose relationship the State has sought to dignify. And it humiliates tens of thousands of children now being raised by same-sex couples."

Do you agree with Justice Kennedy? Why? Register your perspective by visiting our quote-based interactive feature:
Respond to the Justices
www.nytimes.com
What is your reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Wednesday that strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act? Review a selection of key statements from justices on Homosexuality has been legal in mainland China since 1997. It was removed from an official list of mental illnesses only in 2001. Many parents have difficulty accepting that their only child is gay. For the most part, however, public attitudes are changing for the better. To most urban youth in the country, homosexuality is just another part of society http://econ.st/147gmZe


Europe's leaders are hacking the shins of José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission. The French are furious that he calls those defending subsidies for their film makers "reactionary". The Germans accuse him of failing to respond to rising youth unemployment. The British say he has changed from a servant of European governments into a slave of the European Parliament http://econ.st/12jl1TH



Senator Marco Rubio delivers impassioned defense of immigration bill: "I wasn't going to leave this issue just to the Democrats to try to solve." http://tinyurl.com/paw7xw6

Europe's leaders are hacking the shins of José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission. The French are furious that he calls those defending subsidies for their film makers "reactionary". The Germans accuse him of failing to respond to rising youth unemployment. The British say he has changed from a servant of European governments into a slave of the European Parliament http://econ.st/12jl1TH
Senator Marco Rubio delivers impassioned defense of immigration bill: "I wasn't going to leave this issue just to the Democrats to try to solve." http://tinyurl.com/paw7xw6
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One Democrat in the Texas State Senate is hoping to block a bill that would heavily limit women’s access to abortions in her state
by staging a 13 hour filibuster… and she's still going: http://abcn.ws/1aLvQWF

(AP Photo/Eric Gay)They have names like the Jumbo Jet, the Mriya, the Dreamlifter and the Super Guppy. In case you missed it, here's a look at the world's biggest planes: http://on.cnn.com/1abATAVEXCLUSIVE: U.S. weapons to arrive in Syria next month, rebel commander tells NBC’s Richard Engel

Watch the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams report: http://nbcnews.to/18eSozBRussian President Vladimir Putin says NSA leaker Edward Snowden is holed up at a Moscow airport and won't be handling him over to the U.S. Is Putin "sticking a finger in America's eye"? And does Snowden's evasion make Pres. Obama look weak to the international community. Erin Burnett has the latest OutFront 7p ET on CNN.
(Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)What is the Golden ratio? Often symbolized using phi, the Golden ratio is a special number found by dividing a line into two parts so that the longer part divided by the smaller part is also equal to the whole length divided by the longer part. Learn more about the Golden ratio: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/6qx9

Historically, the number can be seen in the architecture of many ancient creations, like the Great Pyramids and the Parthenon



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JUST IN: The Supreme Court declines to take up Prop 8 case, meaning gay marriage legal again in California http://nbcnews.to/130qXDq
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Democrats in Texas last night stopped a bill with sweeping new abortion restrictions after state Sen. Wendy Davis' 10-hour filibuster. Full story: http://abcn.ws/120acGe

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·  The story has been updated to reflect the Court's non-ruling in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case that deals with California's Prop 8.
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The Supreme Court announced this morning its decision that the Defense of Marriage Act, signed into law in 1996, is unconstitutional.

"DOMA singles out a class of persons deemed by a State entitled ot recognition and protection to enhance their own liberty," reads the majority opinion.
JUST IN: The Supreme Court declines to take up Prop 8 case, meaning gay marriage legal again in California http://nbcnews.to/130qXDq
Breaking now- The Supreme Court today opened the door for same-sex marriages to resume in California by turning away the defenders of Proposition 8.

The court’s procedural action sends the case back to California, where state and federal judges and the state’s top officials have said they support gay marriage as a matter of equal rights.

Story to follow.
·  Watch live as drama unfolds in the Texas Senate over Wendy Davis's filibuster: http://wapo.st/15DVRkQ
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The Supreme Court ruled that a 1996 law denying federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples is unconstitutional.

The court also ruled that California's opponents of same-sex marriage did not have standing to sue. New York Times journalists are analyzing the rulings in the case and will provide more information soon.
Continue to follow our live analysis: http://nyti.ms/14xeEPR
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