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California court refuses to stop gay marriages

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 17:20 Published in National News

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court has refused to stop gay marriages in the state.

In a brief ruling Wednesday, the high court tossed out a legal challenge by supporters of Proposition 8, the ballot measure passed by voters that banned same-sex marriages in California.

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June left in place a trial judge's order striking down the ballot measure as unconstitutional. On June 28, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Prop 8 supporters had asked the state Supreme Court to stop the weddings, arguing that the federal court action applied narrowly and only to the two couples who filed the federal lawsuit challenging the ban.

With little comment, a unanimous state Supreme Court allowed gay marriages to continue.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri House member and his wife are going to court over what they say is a requirement that their group health insurance include coverage for contraception.

The Thomas More Society filed a federal lawsuit in St. Louis on Wednesday on behalf of Paul and Teresa Wieland. Paul Wieland is a Republican from Imperial.

According to court documents, the family previously opted out of coverage for contraceptives, sterilization or abortifacients. The lawsuit contends the Wielands have been told their coverage must now include contraception and sterilization because of the federal health care law.

The Wielands contend their religious, free speech and parental rights have been violated. The lawsuit seeks a declaratory judgment and an injunction.

 

Career fair coming to Westport hotel this month

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 16:41 Published in Local News

Later this month a job fair is headed the Doubletree Hotel in Westport.

On Wednesday, August 28th, employers like Walgreens and Macy's Credit and Customer Services will be on site. The fair is open to the public. Job seekers are encouraged to bring resumes. Recruiters will be on site for networking opportunities.

More information is available at the National Career Fairs website.

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