If women are equal under the law, then bans on same-sex marriage are state-approved discrimination. We look at that and other arguments used by a federal judge to throw out Proposition 8 in California and set off arguments we’ll be hearing for a long time. Also, the House interrupts its six-week recess to vote on money to states, and girls may be reaching puberty earlier than before. We look at the possible reasons and the challenges.
Banner image: Robin Tyler (2nd R) and Diane Olson (R), the first lesbian couple to have legally married in California, attend a rally to celebrate the ruling to overturn Proposition 8 on August 4, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images