Milestones Aug. 23, 2004

FILED. A civil lawsuit against NBA star KOBE BRYANT, 25; by the unnamed woman who claims he raped her in a Vail, Colo., hotel room; in Denver. Her suit seeks compensatory damages of at least $75,000 and unspecified punitive damages. Prosecutors in Bryant's criminal trial for rape later sought a delay in that trial's Aug. 27 start date, claiming courthouse gaffes have made it impossible to obtain a fair jury. The judge denied the request.

VOIDED. Nearly 4,000 SAME-SEX MARRIAGES sanctioned in San Francisco last February and March; by the California Supreme Court; in San Francisco. The court ruled unanimously that...

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