National Edition News cover for January 11, 2015 - Same-sex couples’ children tell court of harm: Most of the children of gays and lesbians who have filed court briefs in gay marriage cases say their parents' inability to marry has deprived them of legal protections and hampered them from living their otherwise-typical lives. (Associated Press)
In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman listens in court, in Sanford, Fla., during his hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)
Most of the children of gays and lesbians who have filed court briefs in gay marriage cases say their parents' inability to marry has deprived them of legal protections and hampered them from living their otherwise-typical lives. (Associated Press)
Flowers adorn the fresh grave of slain 18-year-old Antonio Sanchez Valencia as mourners bury another victim from the same shooting in Apatzingan, Michoacan state, Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) ** FILE **
FILE- In this June 26, 2013 file photo, gay rights advocate Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has quietly engineered a dramatic increase in the number of states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed _ at the same time raising the likelihood the justices soon will definitively settle the legal debate. Some justices had expressed reluctance about directly confronting the issue when more than half the country prohibited same-sex unions, but 36 states now allow them, nearly twice as many as three months ago. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell arrives at federal court for sentencing in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. McDonnell, once a top Republican prospect for national office, was convicted for selling the influence of his office to the CEO of a dietary supplements company. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) ** FILE **
Police officer salute during the funeral of Officer Wenjian Liu in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Liu and his partner, officer Rafael Ramos, were killed Dec. 20 as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)