SCOTUS to Take Up Racial Preferences & Gay Marriage in New Session

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WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court term that begins Monday holds the prospect for major rulings about affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights. A look at cases the court already has agreed to hear and other top cases in the pipeline: RACIAL PREFERENCES – In Fisher v. University of Texas, to be argued Oct. 10, […]

Obama Becomes First President To Support Gay Marriage

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama declared unequivocal support for gay marriage on Wednesday, becoming the first U.S. president to endorse the politically explosive idea and injecting a polarizing issue into the 2012 race for the White House. Obama’s announcement, after refusing to take a clear stand for months, cheered gay rights groups who have long […]