US court strikes down Utah gay marriage ban

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet InternationalLifestylePrintRelationships US court strikes down Utah gay marriage ban by: – June 26, 2014 Sharecenter_img 64 Views   no discussions Share LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2014 (AFP) – A federal appeals court struck down Wednesday a ban on gay weddings in Utah, the latest US state to allow same-sex marriages following a landmark Supreme Court decision last year.The 10th Circuit court of appeals ruled that the 14th Amendment of the US constitution “protects the fundamental right to marry, establish a family, raise children, and enjoy the full protection of a state’s marital laws.“A state may not deny the issuance of a marriage license to two persons, or refuse to recognize their marriage, based solely upon the sex of the persons in the marriage union,” added a three-judge panel in a 2-1 ruling.But the court blocked its ruling from taking effect pending an appeal, eventually to the Supreme Court. The Denver-based 10th Circuit appeals court covers Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.It was the latest twist in a legal battle that erupted in December when a federal judge overturned the socially conservative western US state’s law banning same-sex marriage.The Supreme Court in January temporarily blocked any further same-sex marriages in Utah after the state filed an emergency request to stay the judge’s ruling.But the United States federal government said days later that it would give full federal backing to hundreds of same-sex marriages in Utah which the state has refused to recognize.Some 1,300 marriage licenses for same-sex couples were issued in the period between the two rulings in Utah, which is home to a large Mormon population.The Utah move follows a string of similar rulings striking down gay marriage bans in other US states, including Oregon, Idaho, Oklahoma and Arkansas.A landmark Supreme Court decision last June found that couples in same-sex marriages were entitled to the same benefits and protections as their heterosexual counterparts.Marriage laws are governed by individual US states, more than 30 of which still ban same-sex weddings.Associated Free Presslast_img read more

Man Utd, Arsenal & Spurs in £25m transfer battle for Juventus flop Emre Can

first_imgARSENAL, Manchester United and Tottenham are part of a FIVE-way battle for Juventus midfielder Emre Can, according to reports.The German, 26, moved from Liverpool to the Italian giants in 2018 but has struggled for form and minutes – not helped by needing thyroid surgery months after joining.1 Emre Can is at the centre of a five-way battle for his signatureCredit: GettyHe was left out of the Maurizio Sarri derby as Juventus lost 2-1 to Napoli on Sunday – officially with flu – as Blaise Matuidi, Miralem Pjanic and Rodrigo Bentancur started in midfield.Adrien Rabiot came off the bench but Aaron Ramsey was an unused substitute.And now Can is being linked with a return to either the Premier League or the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund and former-club Bayern Munich also interested.Can joined Juventus for free and is under contract until 2022 but it is understood his club would be willing to sell for around £25million.According to Bild, Borussia Dortmund are at the front of the queue to land the midfielder.But regardless of where he ends up, Can is likely to need to take a significant pay cut if he does leave Turin.WAGE WARHe is on a reported £260,000 per week which could off potential suitors, with Dortmund willing to pay him £160,000 a week instead.Out of the three Premier League sides, Manchester United are the most in need of another midfielder with Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay injured and Nemanja Matic now 31 and out of contract in the summer.Mikel Arteta is getting plenty out of Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira while Matteo Guendouzi also offers another option in a holding midfield role at Arsenal.Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, is without Moussa Sissoko, looks set to sell Victor Wanyama and has publicly criticised record-signing Tanguy Ndombele.Can came through the youth ranks at Bayern Munich but made just seven first-team appearances before joining Bayer Leverkusen in 2013 and Liverpool a year later.And Munich manager Hansi Flick is well aware of what Can could add to his side.Latest transfer newsLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipFIT IN HIS BELEArsenal turn attention to Lyon striker Dembele as Lacazette replacementGossipGUNNER MAKE A MOVEArsenal weighing up transfer move for Barcelona star RafinhaHe said: “As long as the transfer window is open, a lot can still happen.”I was there at the Under-20 European Championships in Israel in 2013, so I was able to get an idea of ​​him. He is a top professional with a top career.“He just has the quality to play for every club in the Bundesliga. He is a leader and is good for every team.”last_img read more

LABOUR REBEL CUT HIS TEETH AT LYIT!

first_imgHe is the most talked about politician in recent days.TD KeaveneyLabour party rebel Colm Keaveney voted against the Government’s Social Welfare Bill in the recent Budget.But the Galway TD has strong connections with Donegal long before he was in the corridors of power. Keaveney was President of the Student’s Union at LYIT in Letterkenny in the early 90s.Even back then Keaveney was seen as a ‘mover and shaker’ as he brokered better deals for students on accommodation in the town.LABOUR REBEL CUT HIS TEETH AT LYIT! was last modified: December 16th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Colm KeaveneyletterkennyLYITTDlast_img read more