July 2, 2009
Here's what we are reading today.
- "Judge favors trial soon on Calif. gay marriage ban," Lisa Leff, Associated Press (July 1, 2009)
- "D.C. Judge Rejects Efforts to Block Gay Marriage Bill," Nathan Black, The Christian Post (July 1, 2009)
- "Coalition submits proposals to ban abortion," Charles S. Johnson, The Missoulian (July 2, 2009)
- "Parents denied abortion clinic records," United Press International (July 1, 2009)
- "ACLU targets Gideons in Texas school case," Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow (July 2, 2009)
- "N.Y. to Pay for Eggs for Stem Cell Research," Rob Stein, The Washington Post (June 26, 2009)
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown, defendants in the lawsuit, had argued against lifting the ban. They said allowing same-sex marriages to resume would create confusion for couples and for the state.
The language of the personhood amendment proclaims what most people already know, which is that human life begins at conception and that all human beings are persons, Dr. Annie Bukacek, a Kalispell internist, told a rally of about 50 people on the Capitol steps.
New York has become the first state to allow taxpayer-funded researchers to pay women for giving their eggs for embryonic stem cell research, a move welcomed by many scientists but condemned by critics who fear it will lead to the exploitation of vulnerable women.