Germany votes to legalise same sex marriage
By PAUL PRESPON
HARRISBURG (Reuters) – Maryland voters backed legalizing same-sex marriage on T우리카지노uesday, setting up a likely showdown with the Republican-controlled state legislature over the issue in 2017, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
Thirty-eight percent of voters supported Maryland’s same-sex marriage ban while 39 percent opposed it, according to the survey released on Wednesday, the latest by the nonprofit Harris Interactive.
In a state where the legal marriage of gays and lesbians is legal under a 1978 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, most support is about the same as in 2014, when a bill to legalize same-sex marriage by the General Assembly passed the Democratic-controlled House of Delegates.
But Republicans control both chambers, and the governor has indicated a willingness to negotiate, allowing advocates to argue that they must show the measure would benefit Maryland residents and the economy.
“I think the governor has got a lot of interest in the issue,” said 바카라사이트Phil Cox, vice president for government affairs and government affairs at National Organization for Marriage (NOM), which supported the bill. “He’s clearly worried about it.”
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, and Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, Florida’s junior Senate president, said that same-sex marriage should be allowed nationwide.
“For the most part, I’m pro-traditional marriage,” said Rubio, a leading Republican supporter of same-sex marriage in Florida. “So I think he’s basically making a concession of sorts.”
If Maryland voters approve the law, it would be the 24th state in the union with same-sex marriage, and the 15th since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key part of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
The state also borders Illinois where voters overturned a ban on same-sex ma더킹카지노rriage for all but legal in Illinois, but in the case of Washington, the federal District Court upheld the ban on Tuesday.
But while some gay and lesbian activists oppose same-sex marriage, their push has been hampered by the fact that it is illegal to carry out such unions in Maryland, a southern border state.
A proposed amendment to the state constitution in 2010 was defeated by 55-37 percent, but the proposed ban on gay and lesbian marriages is still at the state constitution, and the legislature is not likely to amend it.
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Govt under pressure to change its approach to rape cases, says officials on Thursday
The Delhi government has rejected a petition by a group of rape survivors, saying it is not interested in changing its approach to rape cases.The Delhi government had said in May that it is keen to implement changes in its rape laws after the gang rape case of a 23-year-old student, and h더킹카지노ad instructed papronxolice to get information from people who want to file their complaints. But several women activists have questioned the logic of the move, and said that the government should focus on arresting gang rapists and not investigating women who report crimes.On Thursday, a group of about 40 victims including two women activists filed a PIL seeking clarification from the Delhi government on a change in its approach to rape cases.The Delhi government had said it has already made some changes in its handling of rape cases in recent months. On April 15, it issued a notification directing all police stations to get sexual assault report details from people who lodge complaints. The law minister said police will begin collecting this data through direct communication with people who file rape complaints.Last May, the Delhi government issued a statement on rape, urging all women and families to report rape cases and help the police investigate. “We will act against such offenders,” it said.The group of rape survivors wrote to the minister saying the public should not have to rely on individual police stations that often cannot handle complaints filed through various channels. They asked the government to ensure that the rape crimes reported through any social media are investigated, and to take further steps to prevent cases of false complaints. “We have had some serious cases reported to us in January, but no action was taken against the accused till we had filed the petition,” said Misa Singh, one of the complainants 카지노 사이트in the case. “We have registered a case against a serial rapist for raping five women at his house and lodged an FIR against him for raping six women.”