Political Headlines - February 28, 2013


  • Businesses call federal marriage act unfair: Nearly 300 companies are asking the US Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, saying it forces them to discriminate against married gay employees. Globe business reporter Beth Healy details.



  • Inquiry widens into Swartz prosecution: A congressional committee is broadening its investigation of the Boston-based prosecution of political activist Aaron Swartz. Globe correspondent David Uberti reports.



  • Markey says abortion shift was personal:
    US Representative Edward J. Markey said he was never making a political calculation when he became a supporter of abortion rights decades ago. Globe politics reporter Stephanie Ebbert details.  


  • UN's cold, but correct, call on Haiti: The UN's assertion of immunity for peacekeepers after a cholera outbreak might be tragic for a nation that has had its fair share of tragedy. But it is absolutely right. Globe columnist Juliette Kayyem writes.