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Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

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Attorney Al Gerhardstein, left, stands with several same-sex couples at a news conference, Friday, April 4, 2014, in Cincinnati. Civil rights attorneys are arguing in Federal Court on Friday that a federal judge should prohibit Ohio officials from enforcing the state’s ban on gay marriage. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

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Nicole Yorksmith, right, kisses her three-year-old biological son while he is held by her spouse, Pam Yorksmith, during a news conference, Friday, April 4, 2014, in Cincinnati. Civil rights attorneys are arguing in Federal Court on Friday that a federal judge should prohibit Ohio officials from enforcing the state’s ban on gay marriage. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:06 am | Updated: 5:01 am, Tue Apr 15, 2014.

Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling Associated Press |

CINCINNATI (AP) A federal judge who ordered Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriage says he’s inclined to issue a stay of his decision pending appeal.

That would mean that most gay couples living in the state would see no immediate tangible expansion of their rights.

Cincinnati-based Judge Timothy Black ordered attorneys on both sides of the case to file their arguments over whether he should issue a stay no later than Tuesday afternoon. He says he’ll rule expeditiously.

Black says he’s inclined to stay his ruling pending the state’s appeal, except in the case of the four gay couples who filed the February lawsuit that led to the court case.

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Running from war to create a new Palestinian narrative

Palestinians ran for peace in only the second Palestine Marathon on Friday. Kim Wilkinson, a Middle East academic, reports from Bethlehem on an event that makes a peaceful protest.

The travel agent explained to me that if there were any violencesuch as a bombing or a violent protestduring my time in Palestine that I would not be covered under insurance because this would be considered an act of war. This seemed a little extreme, but it is this perception of Palestine as

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Virginia AG files brief supporting gay marriage

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Same-sex couples have the same right to marry as interracial heterosexual couples, Virginia's attorney general said Friday in papers urging an appellate court to uphold a judge's ruling that the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.

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Top spot for Brumbies

The Reds suffered back-to-back defeats against Australian rivals as they went down 23-20 to the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium on Friday.

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Judge to end Ohio ban on recognizing gay marriage

CINCINNATI (AP) A federal judge said Friday that he will strike down Ohio's voter-approved ban on gay marriage, a move that stops short of forcing Ohio to perform same-sex weddings but will make the state recognize gay couples legally wed elsewhere.

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Negotiator: Palestinians don't want clash with US

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) The Palestinians want to avoid a clash with the U.S. over Secretary of State John Kerry's disintegrating Mideast peace mission, but will no longer feel bound by his ground rules if Israel fails to live up to its commitments, the chief Palestinian negotiator said Friday.

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Palestinians say they don't want Kerry to fail

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) The Palestinians don't want to see U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's troubled Mideast peace mission fail, but will no longer feel bound by his ground rules if Israel fails to live up to its commitments, the chief Palestinian negotiator said Friday.

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Israeli Apartheid Week comes to Aotearoa/ New Zealand

Israeli Apartheid Week comes to Aotearoa/ New Zealand

Auckland, 24th March 2014 – This week, students at university campuses in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington will host a series of events as part of a global initiative, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW). Events in New Zealand will include film screenings, live music, poetry and panel discussions.

IAW is an annual series of events held in cities internationally. This year, over 200 universities worldwide are hosting events as part of IAW. The aim of IAW is to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns as part of a growing global BDS movement.

South Africa has been one of the strongest participants in Israeli apartheid week this year. That says something about the parallels between the apartheid regime there, which was abolished in 1994, and what is happening to Palestinians today living under Israeli occupation and siege, says Auckland spokesperson Hone Fowler.

Over fifty Israeli laws explicitly discriminate against Palestinians. We want to highlight this, but also pressure Israel to end its discrimination through boycotts, just like New Zealanders did during the Springbok Tour, adds Fowler.

Marama Davidson, who will be speaking on a panel alongside veteran anti-apartheid activist, John Minto, on Thursday evening at Auckland University, sees the role of indigenous solidarity as very important. As a colonised people our experiences have much that resonates with the stories of other nations and there can only be strength in learning where our histories align says Davidson.

IAW in Auckland will round off with a live music and spoken word poetry event, Artists Against Apartheid at Grey Lynn Community Centre on Friday the 28th of March. Performers include Che Fus father, reggae artist Tigalua Ness, and Palestinian rapper Imagine This.

Art has always served on the frontlines of social change argues winner of the Rising Voices Youth Poetry Slam 2013, Mohamed Hassan, who will also be performing as part of the Friday night event. In its most primitive state, [art] serves to tell the stories that need to be heard. When we speak about Palestine, we are fighting to preserve the stories and identity of a world that is consciously being erased from history.

Full details of the nationwide events can be found at apartheidweek.org/events

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Oakland to pay $4.5 million to injured Occupy demonstrator

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Gay couples challenge Indiana same-sex marriage ban

(Reuters) – Thirteen people filed a lawsuit on Friday urging a federal judge to overturn an Indiana law that bans gay marriage or recognition of same-sex marriages performed elsewhere, arguing that it violates their rights under the U.S. Constitution.

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