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Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving

Lawyer who defended Proposition 8 at Supreme Court says his views on gay marriage evolving
Julie Pace, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favour of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman.

Attorney Charles Cooper says his view of same-sex marriage is evolving after having argued in court that gay unions could undermine marriages between a man and a woman.

Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn

Roger Federer prepared to skip tournaments to be with his wife when they have their 3rd child
The Associated Press

MONACO, Monaco - Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments — including possibly the French Open — to be with his wife when she gives birth again.

Federer, who has twin daughters with wife Mirka, announced on Dec. 24 they are expecting their third child, although they have not said when.

The 32-year-old Federer still does not know the exact date.

Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

Judge who ordered Ohio officials to recognize out-of-state gay marriages considers a stay
Amanda Lee Myers, The Associated Press

CINCINNATI - A federal judge who ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states says he's inclined to issue a stay of his decision pending appeal, meaning most gay couples living in the state would see no immediate tangible expansion of their rights.

UN conference provokes heated gay rights debate

AP Interview: Gay rights dominates UN conference, some fear language will condone gay marriage
Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press

Many countries at this week's U.N. population conference are objecting to the idea of enshrining the right of women to make their own sexual decisions, fearing it would tacitly condone same-sex relationships, the U.N. population chief said.

Recently engaged LA couple among bus crash dead

Family: Los Angeles couple recently engaged in Paris among the 10 dead in California bus crash
Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A Los Angeles man and the woman he had proposed to in Paris at Christmas were among the 10 dead in the crash of a bus that was taking high school students to his alma mater in Northern California, his grandmother said Friday.

Michael Myvett, 29, and fiancee Mattison Haywood were serving as chaperones on the bus that was travelling from Southern California to Humboldt State University when it was hit by a FedEx tractor-trailer and exploded into flames.

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