Scott Ackerman and Jamie Carpenter, from Lexington, Ky., stood among hundreds of people in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, Ackerman’s birthday, hoping the nation’s highest justices can be convinced the two men have a right to be married.
The Alturus Rancheria is one of the tiniest Indian tribes in California. But it commands an outsized amount of attention from the courts. The adoption of new members, including white men, has fueled conflicts over money.
Atwater police are looking for a group of men believed to have gang raped a Merced County teenager over the weekend. One man has been identified as a suspect. Police believe the attackers are all involved in a criminal street gang in Atwater.