Texas appealed a court decision that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a ruling praised by gay rights supporters as a major victory in nationwide litigation spurred by a 2013 Supreme Court ruling.
A federal judge said Texas’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and should be blocked while opponents seek to overturn it, granting a victory to supporters of gay unions in the nation’s second-largest state.
Four days after the deadliest mass killing since an elementary-school massacre gripped the nation last year, California Governor Jerry Brown is deliberating whether to sign measures to tighten gun control.
The Philippines will boost domestic bond sales to the most since at least 2005 next quarter as it seeks to raise nearly all of its debt requirements locally amid record-low interest rates and a strengthening peso.
The Philippines may shun the global bond market this year, breaking a run of sales that stretches back a decade, as it boosts domestic borrowing amid record-low interest rates, Treasurer Rosalia de Leon said.