Local

LGBT advocates support SCOTUS DOMA ruling

LGBT advocates support SCOTUS DOMA ruling

Reaction continues to pour in from Wednesday’s landmark decision by the Supreme Court declaring the Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional.

Co Chair of the Ithaca Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Task Force Jason Hungerford calls the decision a step in the right direction toward marriage equality in the U.S. but wants to clarify what it means.

Hungerford believes if the Court made a ruling declaring equal marriage rights for everyone in the country there would have been some backlash, but says civil rights movements take time and this is a good first step.

The ruling doesn’t guarantee marriage rights for all, just for those where states have already legalized same-sex marriage and are now entitled to federal benefits.

More Local Headlines

in Local

Standoff in Sayre ends, man taken into custody

crime

The subject’s name has not been released at this time.

in Local

Person falls off cliff at Taughannock Falls State Park

ambulance

Emergency workers at Taughannock Falls State Park say one person was extracted and airlifted to a hospital.

in Local

New arrest for snow plow scammer first charged in Tompkins County

crime

Thomas Zackoski, 28, faces charges in Tompkins County, across central New York; latest arrest came Thursday night in Oswego County

in Local

New York picks 5 to grow, dispense medical marijuana

NYSHealth

Patients in Ithaca able to obtain medical marijuana will be able to get non-smokeable versions of drug in Syracuse, Binghamton areas

in Local

Study shows potential consequences of $15 fast food wage

burger

Researchers say an increased wage could drive up fast food prices.