Same-sex couples seeking the right to marry are asking the Supreme Court to settle the issue of gay marriage nationwide.
Appeals being filed Friday urge the justices to review last week's lower court ruling that upheld anti-gay marriage laws in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
The ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was the first appellate ruling to side with states seeking to preserve gay marriage bans since the Supreme Court struck down part of a federal anti-gay marriage law last year.
A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has upheld anti-gay marriage laws in four states, breaking ranks with lower courts that have considered the issue.
In early August, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel heard arguments on gay marriage bans or restrictions in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. In the ruling announced Thursday, the court split two to one on the decision with Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton writing the majority opinion.
The city council in Amber Vinson's Ohio hometown is praising the nurse for demonstrating courage and professionalism in handling her Ebola diagnosis and treatment and the widespread attention it has brought her.
A resolution passed by Akron City Council says Vinson showed "extraordinary strength, bravery and grace" and wishes her well.
The 29-year-old had treated a Liberian man who died of Ebola. Vinson flew from Texas to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed. She was released Tuesday from an Atlanta hospital after tests showed she's virus-free.
Getting a driver’s license has traditionally been one of the things sixteen year olds look forward to doing once they blow out the candles on their birthday cakes. But a new study suggests more teens are waiting until they are a little older these days to get a license.
Delaware area resident Seamus O’Flaherty didn’t rush out to take driver’s ed classes when he turned sixteen.
“My brain wasn’t ready.”
O’Flaherty says he felt like he needed a little more time to learn everything he needed to know before getting behind the wheel. So he waited a year.