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as the anchor said, apart from losing captain for the match Vijay Shankar who retired hurt after being hit on the knee, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: April 22, Doriva was sacked as manager of bottom club Atletico-GO, Plan C is also based on insights from the way complex self-adaptive systems function.only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognised in California? It was passed in November 2008 to specifically overrule the judgment of the supreme court of Californiawhich held that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry Proposition 8 was then challenged andaffirming the trial courts decision to strike it downthe US Court of Appeals in San Francisco held that the states voters were not permitted to withdraw or negate the right to marry once it had been recognised by the state supreme court This ruling was confined to California DOMAthe other statute under considerationhas a much wider reach Since it is federalit applies uniformly to all 50 states DOMA defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one womanand the word spouse refers only to a person of the opposite sex It thus comes in the way of the states that might want to legalise gay marriageby essentially saying that the federal government will not recognise that marriage Inability to marry means same-sex couples are denied around 1100 federal benefits that opposite-sex couples enjoysuch as insurance and social security survivors benefitsimmigration and the filing of joint tax returns But former president Bill Clintonwho signed it into lawhas subsequently changed his position and advocated its repeal Eight federal courts have held DOMA to be unconstitutional California is one of the nine states in the US that allow same-sex couples certain rightssuch as the right to enter into a civil union and the right to adopt Howeverthe right to marriage has become a bone of contention Neither DOMA nor Proposition 8 is being defended by the executive Proposition 8 is being defended by its initators The Supreme Court has never before allowed the proponents of a law to defend its validity before it SimilarlyDOMA is being defended by a section of Republicans from the House of Representativeswith the permission of the court In the DOMA casethe federal government has appealed that the decision of the appeals courtwhich ruled against DOMAbe upheld In other wordsthe executive is requesting the Supreme Court to definitively and conclusively hold DOMA and Proposition 8 to be unconstitutionalso that it can stop enforcing them But in the absence of an adversarial equationthe court is actively grappling with the issue of jurisdiction in this case The US Supreme Court has no power to issue advisory opinionsunlike in Indiawhere Article 143 of the Constitution allows the president to refer a question of law or fact to the Supreme Court for its opinion Another thorn that has presented itself is that the judges are divided on whether their ruling on Proposition 8 will apply to all 50 states or only the nine states where some form of civil union or domestic partnership is currently permissible The chief question in the DOMA litigation concerns the separation of powers The American concept of federalism is different from the Indian concept The American constitution provides that powers not expressly granted to the federal governmentand not prohibited to the statesare reserved for the states in Indiaresiduary legislative subjects are granted to Parliament It is being argued that because every state has always held the power to legislate on marriage related issuesas a residuary powerDOMA is an affront to the American concept of federalism While same-sex couples are looking to the Supreme Court for respitethis particular case doesnt seem to be one where it can issue a sweeping judgment permitting or constitutionalising gay marriages Moreoverthe US Supreme Courtwhich sits en banc in its present conservative-leaning formation of five Republican appointees and four Democrat appointeesseems hesitant to adjudicate on the issue Even Justice Sotomayora Barack Obama appointeeraised questions such as if procreation is the stated purpose of marriagewhy must couples above the age of 55 and infertile couples be afforded the right to marry The court also asked how same sex couples could could be prevented from marrying once they were permitted to adopt children Ultimatelyit appears that the court does not want to enter into this socio-political wrangle at this juncture Its position has consistently been that it is there to adjudge the law rather than form it It is thus an issue of ballot versus gaveland in this caseit appears that the gavel wants to see what balance the ballot will strike The writer is a Delhi-based [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 16 2016 5:21 am File photo of wastage of water in Chandigarh. 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For all the latest Delhi News," "It is what it is, Image courtesy: Twitter/@BAI_Media Celebrating the historic moment, Directed by Stanley Tong,” she said. A year hence, since “policing cannot help until we hit at the grassroots level”. There are 150 Harley owners in the city. New dealerships would be opened over the weekend in Goa and Mumbai Prakash said since the opening of the dealership in Indiathe company has sold 4000 bikes across the country We cover 60 per cent of the luxurious bike segment in the country Our company has seen a growth of 20 per cent over the years?the profile of the average Harley owner is of a self-made person in the age group of 35-45 years, he said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: April 21 2013 1:27 am Top News Pune girl and Indian Fed CupperAnkita Rainagrabbed her second ITF womens singles title when the 20-year-old hammered compatriot Natasha Palha 6-36-1 in the final of the $10000 ITF Womens Tennis tournament in Chennai Saturday The top-seed was keen on setting the record straight after losing two consecutive finals in her last two tournaments Raina was hardly troubled by her training mate at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana in Pune and grabbed her second singles title and 12 ranking points Raina who is supported by NGO Lakshyareached the finals of two consecutive $10000 ITF tournaments in Hyderabad last monthbut faltered at the final hurdle Howeverthe world number 486 was determined to make it third time lucky and dominated the proceedings Todays title triumph is important because I had faltered from good positions in the last two finals But todayI did not let go I am happy that everything came together?783 people have suffered from heat stroke in the last three months in Marathwada and Vidarbha in Maharashtra.

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