Sanctity of marriage
Cure the ailing economy and legalize gay marriage
In the first year that same-sex marriage was legal in New York, more than $259 million was infused into the economy as a direct result, according to early estimates. Approximately 8,000 gay-marriage licenses were issued in New York City alone, which accounted for more than 10 percent of the 70,000 wedding licenses issued. New York became the sixth state to obtain marriage equality last fall. Since then, more than 235,000 hotel rooms have been booked at an average of $235 a night, and more than 200,000 visitors have gone to wedding-related events in the city.
PA man tries to kill wife, infant child with car
A Pennsylvania man is accused of trying to run his ex-wife and 1-year-old child off the road shortly after a court hearing. Danilson Estevez, 43, was charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child and his passenger, Daisy Estevez, 42, was charged with terroristic threats for shouting at the ex-wife while they were driving. Danilson Estevez left a court hearing involving custody of his child before he tried to kill his ex-wife and infant child.
New Jersey man faces 30 years for beating wife with cable wire
A New Jersey man who beat his wife with a wire has been sentenced to 22 years. Trevor Rodriguez of East Orange, New Jersey, must serve more than 13 years before he will be eligible for parole. A jury convicted him on numerous charges, including weapons offenses, aggravated assault and terroristic threats. The charges came from a repeated abuse that occurred during December of 2011 when prosecutors say Rodriguez brutally beat his 31 year-old wife with cable wire when he became annoyed over a child crying and other minor annoyances.