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married. gay and lesbian couples celebrate after we can't wait to get married. gay and lesbian couples celebrate after the supreme court issues two rulings strengthening same-sex marrige. >> he said, no, he'll ust walk faster. >> gripping testimony in the just walk faster. rippin george zimmerman murder trial. the jury hears from one of the last people to speak to trayvon martin before he was fatally shot. >> i heard him say, get off, get off. >> reporter: and from the glory of the gridiron to the jailhouse, former new england patriots star aaron hernan disis charged with first-degree murder. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, june 27th,
this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, june 27th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, supporters of same-sex marriage say they have more work to do, but this morning they're celebrating two landmark supreme court decisions. in one the court ruled legally married same-sex couples are entitled to the same federal benefits as straight couples. another court ruling paved the way for resumption of same-sex marriages in california. jan crawford begins our coverage. >> fighting for the wars says the 1996 marriage defensive act that denied federal benefits to legally married same-sex couple had one purpose, one effect, to impose a disadvantage, a separate status and so a stigma to those made it lawful by the unquestioned authority of the states. it tells those couples and all the world that they're otherwise valid marriages are unworthy of federal recognition.
that distinction, the court said, violates constitutional garon tees of liberty, equality, and equal dignity. in dissent, chief justice roberts said it does not mean state laws banning same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, but in the same dissent justins anton and scalia said it will reach that point some day. they say it's just a matter of listening and waiting for the other shoe. the second same-sex marriage case focused on california's proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in 2008 after the same supreme court had legalized it. supporters of same-sex marriage argued proposition 8 ban was unconstitutional and federal courts in california agreed. instead the court said it lacked the jurisdiction to defy the case, a technical ruling that sent the issue back to california.
it means the lower federal court ruling striking down proposition 8 will remain in place. as for results, in the near future, same-sex marriages in california could resume. this decision unlike that first landmark rule willing have no impact nationwide because the court did not decide the bigger issues. jan crawford, cbs news, the supreme court. well, yesterday's court decisions triggered celebration among same-sex marriage supporters from new york to california. tara mergener is in washington with more. tara, good morning. >> good morning to you, anne-marie. well, this is no question, this is a major milestone for supporters of same-sex marriage, but the fight is hardly over with conservatives among those condemning the high court's rulings. the party lasted well into the night in san francisco's castro district. partiers filled the streets celebrating the supreme court rulings which are seen as victories in the fight for same-sex marriage in america.
edy windsor, the plaintiff in one of the cases, was the star of one of the parties at new york's famous stonewall inn. tomorrow is the 44th anniversary of the riots at the greenwich village bar where the gay rights movement started. >> while we celebrate how far we've come, we know it's not the end of our justice struggle but the beginning of a new chapter. >> within hours of the ruling two democratic lawmakers introduced legislation to repeal the rest of the defense marriage act the supreme court did not rule on. >> section 2 was not before the court. >> seth section 2 was not before the court. >> section 2 bars states from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states. >> we still need to white doma in its entirety off the books. >> but some on the right are promising to fight the legislature. >> the state of kansas will be able to amendment its law.
>> 38 states do not currently recognize same-sex marriage. and while disappointed in the doma ruling, the president of the family research council also expressed relief saying, quote, the court did not impose the sweeping redefinition of natural marriage that was sought. anne-marie? >> tara mergener in washington, thank you, tara. well, the same-sex marriage rulings came ten years to the day after a supreme court ruling that struck down anti-sodomy laws. in his dissent in that case, justice anthony scalia said that it would lead to same-sex marriage. now president obama is in senegal this morning, the first stop on a three-nation tour in after ka. he'll meet with the president, visit the supreme court and tour goree island. it's believed millions of africans were shipped into slavery from there, but the president's planned could be altered depending on the condition of nelson mandela.
nelson remains in grave condition on life support. debora patta is in pretoria just outside the hospital where mandela is being treated. debora, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. cbs news sources tell us that some of nelson mandela's family members have been summoned urgently to his pretoria hospital this morning. they say that he has been told -- they've been told to get here quickly. last night president jacob zuma of south africa visited nelson mandela in hospital. he then issued a formal statement saying the president remains in critical condition and the doctors are doing all they can to keep him comfortable. the president then canceled a planned trip to neighboring country mozambique. there is anxious waiting outside the pretorial hospital this morning where nelson mandela is on life support. he has been here for 20 days now. a steady stream of well-wishers continue to gather here, and they're offering prayers and messages of support.
his wife graca machel has been by his side for nearly now what's been three weeks. >> thank you, debora. well, the cia wants to keep its secrets secret and has launched campaign to crack down on leaks. a review of cia security was launched following a series of high-profile leaks. director john brennan says the new campaign honor the oath is intended to, quote, reinforce our corporate culture of secrecy. the "associated press" received a copy of the memo. it was marked classified. and the man responsible for one of the more serious security breaches remains holed up in an airport. edward snowden remains holed up in an airpt. no one's seen him.
no one will hand him over. he leaked information about phone and internet operations. chuck hagel called it a serious breach. ecuador thinks it would offer him asylum. well, today jurors in the george zimmerman murder trial will hear more testimony from the last person to speak with trayvon martin. she testified yesterday that she heard martin scream before his phone went dead, moments before he was fatally shot. >> reporter: rachel jeantel testified she spoke with martin on the phone moments before george zimmerman had killed him. martin had been buying snacks at a local convenience store and the two friends talked before he returned to his father's home. jeantel said he told her a man was following him and heard a voice saying what you doing around here. she claims she then heard a scuffle. >> i kind of heard trayvon
saying get off, get off. seconds later the phone went dead. during cross-examination defense attorney don west attacked her credibility. >> you're the last person to have spoke within trayvon martin. >> yes. >> but you did not report it to law enforcement. >> i thought they're supposed to call you. >> reporter: jeantel became upset when he questioned the consistency of her testimony. >> i had told you -- are you listening? >> neighbors only heard or saw parts of the scuffle between the two men. police say no one witnessed entirely what happened that night. neighbor jane surdyka said she heard a scream outside her window. that scream was caught on the 911 call. >> i really felt it was the boy's voice. >> another said she saw zimmerman on top of martin, but the defense claims it was the teenager who attacked zimmerman
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patriots tight end aaron hernandez was charged in court for fatally shooting oden lloyd. he was arrested from his home with his hand behind his back. lloyd was found in a field. investigators quickly zeroed in on hernandez, searching his house several times. on monday they even donned wet suits and waded into a swampy area just a block from his home. lloyd was a 27-year-old semipro foot player. his family says he was dating the sister of hernandez's fiancee, and the two men were together in terrell morning hours on the day lloyd was killed. the patriots quickly distanced themselves from hernandez, releasing the player they signed to a five-year 40-million contract last summer. marley hall for cbs news.
well, shortly after cutting hernandez the patriots released a statement saying the transaction was the right thing to do. a young man was murdered last week, and we extend our sympathies to the family and fends who mourn his loss. it reads words can not express the disappointment we feel knowing that one of our players was arrested as a result of this investigation. an nfl spokesperson called hernandez's arrest deeply troubling. straight ahead, your weather. and a boss is held captive by his former pleas. and more sponsors drop her. c. this is humira, adalimumab. this is humira working to help relieve my pain. this is humira helping me through the twists and turns. this is humira helping to protect my joints from further damage. doctors have been prescribing humira for over ten years.
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corruptness by the government and taxes. lawmakers are already passing legislation to address their demands. asian markets were high owner news that industrial profits grew strongly in china last month. tokyo's nikkei added 3%, breaking a three-day losing streak, while hong kong's hang seng sank grew half a percent. wall street showed some significant gains. the dow jumped 149 points while this the nasdaq climbed 28 points. >> european union finance chiefs struck a deal to finance future bank bailouts without saddling taxpayers with the bill. seven hours of negotiations between the eu's 27 finance ministers led to the agreement this morning. the deal spells out which investors and creditors will take losses if a bank is restructured or shut down. more fallout over paula deen
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funeral services for actor james gandolfini will be held today in new york city. last night broadway theaters dimmed the lights of their marquma marquees in tribute to the star. he died in rome of a heart attack. governor rick perry scheduled another special session for state lawmakers to vote on a controversial abortion restriction bill. tuesday night supporter abortio supporters in the gallery drowned out a roll call, causing senators to miss a deadline. the bill bans abortion after 20 weeks and would force most clinics in the state to close. democratic state senator wendy davis helped derail the vote when she filibustered for more than 11 hours. >> not once could the members who were advancing the bill demonstrate that that would create a safer climate for women or that there was an existing safety problem within the exiting clinical climate today it's all but certain the lil
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a house committee is investigating a government contractor who won a half billion in work from the irs. among the issues, whether he got preferential treatment for what he suggested was a war injury. turns out he hurt himself playing football. as nancy cordes reports, that didn't go over well with one member of the committee. >> twisting your ankle in prep school is not defending or sieving this nation, mr. castillo. >> reporter: tammy duckworth is an iraq war veteran who still feels phantom pain from a leg she lost when her black hawk hit an rv, so she had little
sympathy for virginia businessman brauilio castillo. he won a contract for disabled veterans base on an injury. >> does your foot hurt? >> yes, sir. >> your left foot? >> yeah. my feet hurt. in fact, the balls of my feet burn continuously and i feel like there's a nail being hammered into my right heel right now. so i can understand how pain and suffering and service connection can cause long-term, unremi unremitting, unstoppable pain. so i'm sorry that twisting your ankle in high school has now come back to hurt you in such a painful way, if also opportune for you to gain status for business as you were trying to compete for contract. >> reporter: castillo could not recall exactly how he hurt his foot in 1984, though it didn't stop him from going on to play quarterback at the university of san diego. >> i believe the initial injury happened playing football. >> reporter: in an e-mail last
year, castillo described his old injuries much more dramatically as crosses that i bear due to my service to our great country. this great country. >> i'm so glad that you would be willing to play football in prep school again to protect this great country. shame on you, mr. castillo. shame on you. you may not have broken the any laws, but you broke the trust of this great nation. you broke the trust of americans. trust of americans, iraq and afghanistan veterans are waiting an average of 237 days for an initial rating. >> he did not defend himself vigorously. did say he had to have several surgeries on his foot. the irs is working on terminating their contract with him and it was clear members of congress were trying to make an example out of him for other federal contractors who might be thinking about bending the ruling. nancy cordes, cbs news, capitol hill. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this
morning," reaction on the two cases involving same-sex marriage, blue the latest on the aaron her man dez case. we'll get the latest from boston. and we'll hear from wendy davis, the democratic state representative from texas. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday, thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
i miss lawrence. >> you have to listen. >> outnumbered. it's all-girl stuff for 30 seconds before the newscast. >> how about some weather? >> we can talk about weather. we have some areas of patchy, dense fog along the coast, a little around the bay and once again we're waking up to mild temperatures maybe a little cooler today than yesterday. we have seen a few upper 50s to low 60s and today is the day we're really going to heat things up especially inland so stay tuned. your seven-day forecast is coming up. >> and we are looking at a bump avenue start to the morning commute an -- a bumpy start to the morning commute an accident at treasure island blocking one lane. i'll have details in a few minutes. this morning, the bay area's preparing for a possible traffic nightmare. bart unions have now authorized a strike. and you're being warned now you might want to draw up a plan b. we asked passengers what they will do if the trains stop running. >> i'm going to hit the traffic. half hour trip will take at