Three states filed appeals with the U.S. Supreme Court over recent decisions declaring their state-level marriage bans unconstitutional.
Utah, Virginia and Oklahoma have filed the appeals earlier this week as numerous courts across the country consider lawsuits against the various state marriage amendments passed via referendum from 2004 to 2012.
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said in a statement that his duty is to legally defend the will of the state's voters, a majority of whom supported the state's marriage amendment. more >>
Ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly is reportedly improving every day since being transported to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta last week, and an expert in the field of infectious diseases has said that there is no need for Americans to worry about contracting the disease.
Dr. Rossi A. Hassad, a member of the American College of Epidemiology told The Christian Post that there is actually no need to be concerned about the disease spreading.
"From a scientific perspective and based on evidence, panic is not warranted, but the general public does not have that knowledge or information. So when it comes to the general population, and given that when people think of Ebola they think of movies they've seen or documentaries … that's more fiction than it is infection. There is a version of that that is real, and that is a severe case of Ebola, which is when the patient progresses to end-stage and begins hemorrhaging from every organ, internally and externally. Sometimes that is what is portrayed by the media as scary, but most patients don't get there," Hassad explained. more >>
Sherri Shepherd took to Twitter yesterday in a tirade against a man who had insulted her eldest son just as news broke that the former "View" panelist's surrogate had given birth to her second son.
"At a carnival & Jeffrey asked the guy a question – he told Jeffrey he talks too much – I am beyond pissed – going over there right now," the 47-year-old television personality posted. more >>
Recently I sent an email out to those who follow my column, trying to get a better grasp on the biggest questions and doubts that parents with same sex attracted children have struggled with since their kids "came out" to them. Within an hour my inbox flooded with heart-broken responses from a multitude of guilt-ridden parents.
Is this my fault?
Did I not give my child enough attention? more >>
The Ohio Department of Health has been cracking down on apparent abuses and violations at facilities that provide abortions.
Two clinics, Northeast Ohio Women's Center in Cuyahoga Falls and Capital Care Network of Toledo, may lose their healthcare facility licenses. The ODH has proposed that the two clinics lose their licenses and the order, if uncontested, will take effect on Aug. 12.
Michael Worthington, the man who admitted to raping and killing a 24-year-old girl in Missouri was executed early Wednesday morning, bringing closure to the parents of the young girl.
He was executed by the State of Missouri by lethal injection at the state prison and was pronounced dead at 12:11 a.m. He was sentenced to death after admitting to raping and killing Melinda "Mindy" Griffin during a burglary of her condominium. Her parents were present for the execution and hoped that it would bring a sense of closure to the case that has haunted them for 19 years.
"I figure I'll wake up in a better place tomorrow," Worthington told the Associated Press in an interview on Tuesday. "I'm just accepting of whatever's going to happen because I have no choice. The courts don't seem to care about what's right or wrong anymore." more >>