By Brendan O’Brien (Reuters) – Four gay couples filed a federal lawsuit on Friday in an effort to halt Indiana’s gay marriage ban and force the state to recognize marriages of same-sex couples who were wed elsewhere. The suit, filed by the Indiana couples in a New Albany federal court, challenges the state’s Defense of Marriage Act, saying the law is unconstitutional by denying same-sex couples the rights, privileges and responsibilities extended to opposite-sex couples
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By Diana Mehta Global News The National Energy Board has approved a proposal to allow energy delivery giant Enbridge to reverse the flow and increase the capacity of a pipeline that’s been pumping oil between southern Ontario and Montreal for years, subject to conditions. Read the reason for the decision here Most of the conditions deal with the capacity expansion component of Enbridge’s application. The board says its decision enables Enbridge to “react to market forces and provide benefits to Canadians,” while simultaneously implementing the project in a “safe and environmentally sensitive manner.” The decision on the controversial Line 9 was delivered some four months after the federal regulator held public hearings on the Calgary-based company’s (TSX:ENB) proposal.
#MICATS ARE WALKING TOWARDS FREEDOM Barbara Carter (L) gives a peace sign while being led out of the courtroom with Vicci Hamlin and Lisa Lala Leggio (R) back to jail to be processed out. The Enbridge 3- Barbara Carter, Vicci Hamlin, Lisa Lala Leggio and were sentenced to time served, which was 36 days. They were given probation and have to come up with thousands of dollars in restitution to Enbridge.
The religious right engages in wishful thinking. Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay captured headlines recently with a claim that God wrote the U.S.