New legal fight over same-sex marriages

July 25, 2011 1:29:05 PM PDT
Oh paleeze. Get a life peeps. That's what some gays and lesbians are saying tonight about the lawsuit filed today by opponents of same-sex marriage in New York.

If you aren't in favor of same-sex marriages, they say, then the solution is simple - don't marry someone of the same sex. The proverbial horse may already be out of the proverbial barn on this one of course. So many gays and lesbians have gotten married in New York since the law took effect at midnight on Sunday.

But now a representative for a group - and you gotta love the name - "New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms" - says the New York State Senate procedure to legalize same-sex marriages wasn't kosher.

We'll see. But - just to play chess here for a minute - what happens to all those couples who have tied the knot? Do these "Constitutional Freedom" people want to annul their nuptials? I'm just sayin'.

We'll have the latest on the lawsuit - and the flood of same-sex marriages, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, a massive memorial planned tonight to mark the two-week anniversary of the disappearance of Leiby Kletzky, the 8-year-old boy was kidnapped and murdered in Borough Park, Brooklyn. Thousands are expected to attend.

And we're taking a closer look at the expected drop in prescription drugs, now that the patents on several of the nation's best-selling name brand drugs are expiring. It's anticipated patients will see drastic reductions in prices over the next year.

And we're taking a closer look at those computer tablets that are all the rage these days. Just ask Apple how nice its iPad has been to its bottom line. (Very nice.)

This year, Americans are on track to buy more than 20 million of these kinds of devices. But not everyone is convinced they need one. Tonight, Consumer Reports takes a look at the five things these tablets do best - so you can make up your mind.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Jeff Smith (in for Lee Goldberg) with his AccuWeather forecast, and Rob Powers with the night's sports, including the signed deal to end the National Football League lockout. I hope you can join Liz Cho (in for Sade Baderinwa) and me, tonight at 11.


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