As the Supreme Court heard arguments on gay marriage for a second day on Wednesday, five justices showed uneasiness with the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 and the limits it imposed on federal benefits for gay couples.
Lion meat has been gaining traction among adventurous foodies. But some wildlife advocates worry that interest in lion meat in the U.S. could encourage more poaching abroad. So they're pushing legislation to ban lion meat in the state that seems to be at the center of the U.S. trade.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a $12 million ad campaign in 13 states this week to persuade senators to support gun control legislation. The ads promote universal background checks as a prerequisite for gun ownership.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law that defines marriage as the legal union between a man and a woman. David Savage, who covers the Supreme Court for the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, provides analysis of excerpts from the arguments.
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