A federal judge upheld a New Jersey law that prohibits conversion therapy for minors.
U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson of the District of New Jersey rejected the second lawsuit against the law to be brought before the court.
Wolfson ruled last Wednesday in Doe v. Christie that the unnamed parents and their minor child who filed suit against the law did not have their rights violated by the therapy ban. more >>
After two weeks of testimony, the trial phase of a legal dispute between The Episcopal Church and a Diocese that broke away over theological differences has concluded.
The lawsuit over the property and name of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina concluded last week, with the decision expected sometime in the fall.
In November 2012, the Diocese of South Carolina voted overwhelmingly to leave The Episcopal Church due to theological differences and the national denomination's treatment of the Rev. Mark Lawrence, bishop of the diocese. more >>
Maks Chermkovskiy and Kirstie Alley are at odds despite forming a friendship while on "Dancing with the Stars."
The pair appeared on ABC's competition series in its 12th season in 2012 where their bond set them apart from fellow dancers. Today however, Alley and Chmerkovskiy are not speaking.
A month after a law restricting abortion clinic protests was struck down by the U. S. Supreme Court, Massachusetts passed a new law meant to replace it.
Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill into law Wednesday that will allow police to disperse any pro-life protests seen as impeding access to an abortion clinic, with said person or persons being barred from being within 25 feet of a clinic for a period of eight hours.
This contrasts from the old law that the Supreme Court found unconstitutional, which had a constant 35-foot buffer zone for abortion clinics that included public areas like side walks. more >>
Jessica Alba recently opened up about overcoming personal challenges with help from her acting career, including her role in the upcoming film "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For."
The 33-year-old starlet, who was raised Catholic, is celebrating the journey she has taken through Hollywood today. Alba discussed a breakthrough that occurred while working with an acting coach that allowed her to solve personal issues through her film roles.
"She's so rad," the star said of her acting coach while speaking to Maxim. "She really believes that actors are here to tell stories and to heal people through healing themselves. And she believes that every character is about you healing something in your life." more >>
Over one hundred United Methodist Church leaders and laymen have called on their denomination to strictly enforce its rules against homosexuality and gay marriage.
Methodist Crossroads, a theologically conservative online group, posted a statement on Thursday that garnered over 100 signatures so far, including clergy from large UMC congregations.
The statement argues that unity for the Protestant denomination can be found by having church officials strictly enforce the Book of Discipline's rules on homosexuality. more >>