Five things you need to know for Thursday
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun
The net is still abuzz after the Supreme Court issued two major rulings yesterday on the issue of same-sex marriage. DOMA, Proposition Eight and other terms relating to the landmark rulings are trending on Google, Twitter and other major web destinations. Also yesterday, former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was arrested yesterday on murder charges. Meanwhile, the saga of Edward snowden continues as interest turns to the reporter who broke the NSA story, Glenn Greenwald. Welcome to your online trends report for Thursday, June 27, 2013.
( Mladen Antonov / AFP/Getty Images / June 26, 2013 )
Supreme Court, DOMA
Trending on: Baltimore Twitter, National Twitter, Google Trends, Reddit
Why: In a pair of major victories for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that married same-sex couples were entitled to federal benefits and, by declining to decide a case from California, effectively allowed same-sex marriages there. The rulings leave in place laws banning same-sex marriage around the nation, and the court declined to say whether there was a constitutional right to such unions. But in clearing the way for same-sex marriage in California, the nation's most populous state, the court effectively increased to 13 the number of states that allow it. [The New York Times]