Earlier today, the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, commonly referred to by its acronym DOMA, and dismissed an appear of a lower court ruling against California's Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment that had defined marriage as being between a man and a woman. DOMA had first been enacted during the presidency of Bill Clinton. Here are some related stories:
From the Washington Post, a report on the DOMA decision.
From CNN, how the court ruled on standing with respect to Proposition 8.
From The Examiner, President Obama promises not to force churches to perform gay weddings.
From CBS Local, the National Cathedral rings its bells to celebrate the court's decisions. (via Weasel Zippers)
From Breitbart's The Conversation, how the rulings could further polarize our politics.
The Blaze reminds us that most of DOMA still stands, including a provision that could lead to another court battle.
In other news:
From Forbes, Democrat legislators in Massachusetts are trying to force Governor Deval Patrick to seek a waiver from Obamacare. (Is this another case of "just words"?)
From Politico, a second IRS staffer pleads the Fifth when summoned before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. (via Red State)
From the Military Times, accused NSA leaker Edward Snowden, having flown from Hong Kong to Russia, may or may not be hanging out at Moscow's Sheremetchevo Airport.
From Biz Pac Review, Obama-Corps could be on its way to becoming reality. (Will the participants be called "Obama-Corpsemen"?)
From The Times Of Israel, the US is considering sending training teams to Lebanon and Iraq, to help those countries deal with possible spillover from the civil war in Syria.
From Yahoo Sports, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrested and charged with murdering his neighbor. Metrodesk at Boston(dot)com has more.
From CNN Tech, three newly discovered planets, just 22 lightyears away, might be able to support life.
And from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, diplomas given out by Radford University in Virginia misspell "Virginia".