Breaking News of the Day: Prop 8 Headed To Supreme Court

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Breaking News of the Day: Prop 8 Headed To Supreme Court
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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined today to reconsider the February ruling that struck down Proposition 8, California's ban on gay marriage -- which means the legislation is headed to the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court.

An appeal to the higher court in the coming months is the only chance that Prop 8 supporters have of reviving the same-sex marriage ban. If the justices agree to hear the case, they would be expected to rule by June 2013.

[mercnews]

Heartbreaking Tearjerker of the Day

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Heartbreaking Tearjerker of the Day: Ed Watson wanted nothing more than to marry his loving, loyal partner of 40 years, Derence Kernek, before succumbing to his rapidly progressing Alzheimer's.

Back in March, the couple, with the help of the Courage Campaign, released a video plea

Inspirational Gesture of the Day

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Inspirational Gesture of the Day: Mormon Church member "Mel" uploaded this video speaking out in favor of same-sex marriage during the 2008 Prop 8 debate. She was forced to remove it in order to protect her standing in the church.

This past Monday -- Valentine's Day -- she decided to put it back up "in honor of the Valentine legend and in support of the love that drives so many of us