DOMA http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Attorneys Ask For Quick Ruling In Illinois Same-Sex Marriage Ban http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/attorneys-ask-quick-ruling-illinois-same-sex-marriage-ban <p>Twenty five same-sex couples want to see a quick verdict in their lawsuits regarding the Illinois gay marriage ban.</p><p>Attorneys representing the couples suing over the ban asked a judge&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wednesday to rule through summary judgment.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois filed a motion Wednesday for a judge to rule quickly in the couples’ favor.</span></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:27:25 +0000 Kristi Luther & The Associated Press 28114 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Attorneys Ask For Quick Ruling In Illinois Same-Sex Marriage Ban McCaskill Praises Kirkwood Train Station Volunteers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-praises-kirkwood-train-station-volunteers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) cut cake and scooped ice cream during a ceremony to celebrate the volunteers who helped restore and now staff the Amtrak station in downtown Kirkwood.</p><p>“We are celebrating the best of this community, which are the kind people who decided this train station is worth saving,” McCaskill said.&nbsp; “It’s now recognized as one of the best train stations in the country.”</p><p>McCaskill also read a letter of thanks from Vice President, and vocal Amtrak supporter, Joe Biden.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 18:16:33 +0000 Tim Lloyd 27836 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Praises Kirkwood Train Station Volunteers