Today in the news: France legalizes gay marriage
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Quote of note
"We believe that the first weddings will be beautiful and that they'll bring a breeze of joy, and that those who are opposed to them today will surely be confounded when they are overcome with the happiness of the newlyweds and the families." - French Justice Minister Christine Taubira. France legalized gay marriage today, amid much debate and protesting, according to The Associated Press. Taubira said same-sex marriages could begin to take place as early as June.
News to know
The Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to various government officials, including the president, has been released from federal custody today, CNN reports. Paul Kevin Curtis, an Elvis impersonator from Corinth, had been set to appear at a hearing scheduled for today, but the hearing was cancelled. Curtis' attorney stated that charges against Curtis were not dismissed, but that she believes her client was framed.
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