Political Headlines - June 27, 2013


  • Top court elevates same-sex marriage: The Supreme Court overturned a nearly two-decade-old federal law defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman, underscoring a rapid shift in American acceptance. Tracy Jan reports from Washington.
  • Progress, regress: Columnist Joan Vennochi writes that the Supreme Court makes history and it forgets history, grants rights and takes rights away, all in the same week.
  • Markey says he plans to reach across Senate aisle: The 37-year House Democrat from Malden said he plans to follow the model established by previous Massachusetts senators, working hard to put together bipartisan legislation. politics editor Jim O'Sullivan reports.
  • Democrats campaign for Markey's seat: Less than 24 hours after Democrat Edward J. Markey was elected to the Senate, the race to replace him in the House of Reps was already in full swing, details political reporter Joshua Miller.
  • My fat problem - and yours: With the American Medical Association's description of obesity as a disease, Medicare - and taxpayers - may be paying for more treatments. Columnist Alex Beam explains.