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Gay marriage ban stricken in Mich.

Gay marriage ban stricken in Mich.

A federal judge in Detroit struck down Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage Friday, the latest in a string of court decisions across the country to rule that denying marriage to gay and lesbian couples is a violation of the Constitution. Attorney General Bill Schuette said he would immediately ask a federal appeals court to freeze the decision and prevent same-sex couples from marrying while he appeals the case. Seventeen states and the District of Columbia issue licenses for same-sex marriage. Since December, bans on gay marriage have been overturned in Texas, Utah, Oklahoma and Virginia, but appeals have put those cases on hold.

City to pay $4.5M in protest injury

The city of Oakland said Frida it will pay $4.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by an Iraq war veteran severely injured by police during a 2011 Occupy Oakland protest. Scott Olsen, 26, suffered a fractured skull and brain damage when a police officer struck him in the head with a lead bean bag fired from a 12 gauge shotgun.

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By the numbers

$67 New monthly salary of doctors with two specialties in Cuba, up from $26 a month.

$25 New monthly salary of an entry-level nurse, up from $13 month.

$8.2B Amount Cuba expects to take in this year for the tens of thousands of medical workers it sends to care for the poor in more than 60 countries.

Gay marriage ban stricken in Mich.

03/21/14 [Last modified: Saturday, March 22, 2014 1:24am]
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