Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:48:40 GMT
Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...Full Story >
The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to at...Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:43:56 GMT
Police are searching for a man who robbed the Bank of Kentucky's Fort Wright branch on Wednesday.Full Story >
Police are searching for a man who robbed the Bank of Kentucky's Fort Wright branch on Wednesday. Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
The U.S. Supreme Court is set this week to consider two potentially landmark decisions on the issue of same-sex marriage.
One could decide whether legally married same-sex couples are entitled to equal benefits, while the other could decide the constitutionality of a voter-approved ban on gay marriage.
Recent national polls found more Americans support gay marriage than ever before, but a Middle Tennessee State University poll found 62 percent of Tennesseans oppose it.
Chris Sanders, president of the Tennessee Equality Project, said even a narrow Supreme Court decision favoring same-sex marriage could have a major impact in the Volunteer State.
"In time, those precedents would be used if someone were to bring suit in Tennessee," Sanders said.
The court could determine whether married same-sex couples like Dakerri Barber-Rhone, of Nashville, would be entitled to the same federal benefits as married straight couples.
"To be able to get the same recognition as all married couples, it's a dream," Barber-Rhone said.
For now, Barber-Rhone - who was married last year in Washington - is unable to benefit from her partner's health insurance policy.
Rosa June opposes changing the law, saying the change would take work.
"People were created equal, but marriage is between a man and a woman," June said. "I think it's going to affect your traditional marriages, because what's going to happen is you're going to have so many policies and procedures to change. It's going to be a mess."
The Tennessee Equality Project plans to host a rally and informational event Tuesday evening in support of the issues before the Supreme Court, and Barber-Rhone said she will be one of many in attendance.
"I'm excited to be alive to even witness this - to witness history," she said.
BRADENTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children. Bradenton Beach policeFull Story >
People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children.Full Story >
Monday, July 21 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:22:54 GMT
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources found the lake to have 3,000%Full Story >
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:10:49 GMT
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center but his identity and conditionFull Story >
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot.Full Story >