Gay marriage is required gradually to the United States with the tacit approval of the supreme court

Gay marriage is required gradually to the United States with the tacit approval of the supreme court


Jennifer Hasler and Karina Tittjung were married at the Court of Oklahoma City, 6 October 2014.

Diana Ullius and Rhonda Buckner lost little time. Just hours after the U.S. supreme court decision not to take recourse against the approval of gay marriage in five States, they received in Arlington the recognition by the authorities of Virginia of their union obtained previously in the Canada.

Monday morning October 6, for the resumption of their annual session, Supreme judges have taken short those who expected that they seize this issue, which falls within the jurisdiction of the States, to issue a judgment of general scope. They decided instead not to go back on the decisions of three federal appellate removing the ban on marriage for persons of the same sex.

This validation legalizes de facto marriage in five new States: in addition to Virginia, it's Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah (the first to know...)
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Where is gay marriage permitted in the United States?

Where is gay marriage permitted in the United States?


More than half of Americans now live in States allowing same-sex marriage. Monday, October 6, the supreme Court of the United States High Court refused to comment on calls from five States, where laws prohibiting marriages between persons of the same sex had been declared invalid by federal appellate courts.

Gay couples can now marry in Utah, Indiana and Oklahoma (three very conservative States), as well as in Virginia and Wisconsin. Six other States should logically also be concerned by the decision of the supreme court, because they depend on the same courts as the other five (Colorado, Kansas, West Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Wyoming).


In total, 30 States should therefore in fact authorize same-sex marriage. Nothing prevents however the judges of the supreme court to take in the future of this issue, particularly if the Federal Court of appeal in Cincinnati (Ohio) declared valid the prohibition of gay marriage in the States under its jurisdiction.
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Legislative tug-of-war between Airbnb and San Francisco

Legislative tug-of-war between Airbnb and San Francisco


Airbnb is questioned for his role assumed in the shortage of long term accommodation deals.

Tension rises a notch between Airbnb, seasonal rental platform between individuals, and its hometown, San Francisco (California), a few hours of a hearing during which should be presented, Tuesday 7 October, a proposal for a framework for such activities. The board of supervisors (legislative body of the city of San Francisco) will focus on a text presented by local actors, which will list several points to regulate the activity of the site in the Bay Area (Sant Francisco region) and put an end to a conflict that pits the start-up to the local authorities.

The text proposes:
legalization - framed - seasonal rental between individuals, thus recognizing the legality of Airbnb not just platforms offering s services...
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Swimmer Michael Phelps suspended six months

Swimmer Michael Phelps suspended six months


The American swimmer Michael Phelps, at the presentation of a new line of the American brand Speedo swimsuits, in New York, in September 2011.
Michael Phelps will be deprived of international competition for six months. The American swimmer was suspended by the U.S. swimming Federation, Monday, October 6, after being arrested by the police of Maryland, in the United States, for speeding and drunk driving.

Champion, sporting the most entitled and the Medal of the history of the Olympic Games, was detained while travelling aboard a Land Rover to 135 km/h on a stretch of motorway limited to 72 km/h.

PRIVATE GLOBAL 2015

"Michael has publicly acknowledged the consequence of his actions, his responsibility in the light especially of its status in the world of sport, and the steps needed to improve", said president of the Federation, Chuck Wielgus.

In agreement with it, 29 years old swimmer agreed not to represent the United States at the world of Kazan in Russia, from 2 to 9 August 2015, who were asked to sign his comeback in a major competition since his farewell to the London Olympics in 2012.
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Ebola: Obama wants to "put pressure on the heads of State" so that they act

Ebola: Obama wants to "put pressure on the heads of State" so that they act


The United States raised a tone, Monday, October 6, about the international response to the epidemic of Ebola. Barack Obama, who attended a meeting on HIV in Washington, asserted that the attitude of his counterparts was 'poor '.

"Some countries are not mounted in power as soon as necessary", he said, adding that "some major countries [were] not enough", without mentioning names. "I will put pressure on the heads of State and Government around the world so they do everything they can to join us", said Barack Obama.

However, the Washington Post observed, Saturday, at the beginning of October a tiny part of the 3,000 soldiers promised by the White House, September 16, to combat the virus in West Africa had been deployed. Monday, Washington said that some 350 soldiers and 130 members of its medical staff had been sent and that he did not exclude to deploy up to 4,000 troops on the spot.

"EXTREMELY LOW" RISK IN THE UNITED STATES

The US president also spoke on the risk of spread of the epidemic in the United States, where a contagious man was hospitalized only a few days after his first symptoms of fever, in Dallas, Texas. "Given the measures put in place, the quality of our health care system and the nature of the Ebola virus, which is not easily transmitted the risks of an outbreak of Ebola in the United States are extremely low," the US president assured.

It has however not excluded new protocols for controlling the passengers from the countries most affected by the epidemic which has already killed more than 3,500. "We do not have a significant error", he stressed, calling for strict respect of procedures and stressing that Washington thought to ways to strengthen the screening of passengers at airports both initially in West Africa and the arrival in the United States.

'A ban on some travel is not considered currently', however said Josh Earnest, spokesman for the American Presidency, while this solution is totally forbidden by non-governmental organizations on the spot.
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