A Supreme Court decision strking down the Defense of Marriage Act is being hailed as a major victory by gay rights groups and by President Barack Obama. The court found that a married gay couple had the same tax rights as married heterosexuals.
The Indian government has said the Supreme Court should decide on the legality of the law criminalizing homosexual acts. In 2013, the court overturned a lower court judgment that declared the law unconstitutional.
Fundamental rights of the LGBT community in India have been put into the spotlight as the country's top court hears arguments over ending a colonial-era ban on homosexuality. Murali Krishnan reports.
The confirmation of Trump's extremely conservative pick would move the Supreme Court to the right for decades. A heated confirmation battle is set to dominate politics ahead of November's mid-term elections.
Kennedy's departure will allow Trump to create a conservative majority on the nine-member court. The "most powerful man in America" announced his retirement at the age of 81.
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