LA's Troubles with America's #1 Sport
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Los Angeles is supposed to be a great sports town. The Dodgers, Lakers and Clippers are going strong, but USC and Michigan--the teams in next month's Rose Bowl game--are disappointed, and the National Football League is playing games with local officials. Plus, the State Supreme Court may throw out the ban on gay marriage; and, will LA County ban trans fats in restaurants?
State Supreme Court to Review Gay Marriage Ban ()
Proposition 22 passed by a large margin in 2000, defining marriage in California as "a union between a man and a woman." Today the State Supreme Court agreed to decide if it violates the constitutional ban against discrimination.
- Itir Yakar: Staff writer for the Daily Journal
A "Great Sports Town" and Its Trouble with Football ()
This year's Rose Bowl decided the championship of college football. In next month's game, USC and Michigan will be also-rans--and the NFL has been gone for 12 years. The Pac 10 will again play the Big 10 again next month at the Rose Bowl, but the 93-year tradition is turning into just another college game. Meantime, another, less celebrated, tradition was established 12 years ago. That's when the pro-football Rams left Anaheim and the Raiders departed the LA Coliseum. Ever since, the National Football League has played hard-to-get with a series of public officials.
- Chris Dufresne: Sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times
- Mark Ridley-Thomas: State Senator, @mridleythomas
LA County Considering Banning Trans Fats ()
New York City's already done it and Chicago's thinking about it. Now Los Angeles County is among the local governments exploring a possible ban on trans fats in restaurants.
- Jonathan Fielding: LA County Director of Public Health
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