U.S. Supreme Court Justice Souter to Leave Open Seat in June

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., May 1, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Obama will have his first opportunity to influence the U.S. Supreme Court after Justice David Souter retires at the end of the term in June, according to news reports. An NPR report and sources with the New York Times say that Justice Souter, 69, is in very good health, but is expected to return to New Hampshire amid strong rumors that he had grown to dislike life in the nation’s capital.  The NPR report suggests that Souter waited to retire until President Obama’s term, as he expects the new […]
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France to Recognise Foreign Same-Sex Civil Unions and Partnerships

By Hilary White PARIS, May 1, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The French National Assembly has approved a measure in which civil unions or legal partnerships contracted in other countries will be recognised legally under the existing French legal definition of civil unions. The bill, which passed in the early hours of April 29, had already been accepted in the Senate and is expected to be endorsed by President Sarkozy. It specifies that foreign partnerships will enjoy the same recognition in France as they do in their country of origin. For British people living in France, this could mean access to certain […]
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